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Hannibal Crosses the Alps

364, Lot: 393. Estimate $100.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWITZERLAND. Hannibal / Hannibal Crosses the Alps. AR Medal (32mm, 10.56 g, 12h). By Jean Dassier & sons, 1740-1750. Helmeted bust of Hannibal left, with large shield decorated with a running horse / Hannibal Crosses the Alps: Hannibal’s forces traverse the Alps; in distance, flames and smoke from the fires employed to clear the route; dated year 534 (217 BC) in exergue. Eisler 25a; Catenacci pp. 52-3. EF, toned.

From the RBW Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 168 (22 November 1990), lot 2658.