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3640384
364, Lot: 384. Estimate $100.
Sold for $95. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWITZERLAND. Decius Mus and the Priest / Decius Mus the Younger. AR Medal (32mm, 10.49 g, 12h). By Jean Dassier & sons, 1740-1750. Decius Mus and the Priest (“Decius Mus Sacrifices Himself for the Country”): a priest and Decius Mus stand near an altar, looking toward the heavens, while troops stand in the background; dated year 415 (339 BC) in exergue / Decius Mus the Younger (“The Son Follows the Example of His Father”): Decius Mus’ son on horseback, charging headlong into enemy forces; dated year 457 (297 BC) in exergue. Eisler 16a; Catenacci pp. 34-5. Near EF, toned.


From the RBW Collection, purchased from Jan Lis, December 1993.