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364, Lot: 379. Estimate $100.
Sold for $95. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWITZERLAND. The Twelve Tablets of the Law / Death of Verginia. AR Medal (32mm, 9.92 g, 12h). By Jean Dassier & sons, 1740-1750. The Twelve Tablets of the Law: magistrate reading a legal tablet to senators; date year 303 (451 BC) in exergue / Death of Virginia (“Honor Before Life”): the decemvir Appius Claudius seated on raised platform, looking toward Verginius seizing Verginia, about to take her life with a dagger; dated year 305 (449 BC) in exergue. Eisler 11a; Catenacci pp. 25-26. EF, toned.

From the RBW Collection, purchased from Leu, July 1992.