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364, Lot: 417. Estimate $100.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWITZERLAND. Caesar’s Boat in a Storm / Caesar Escapes at the Port of Alexandria. AR Medal (32mm, 10.76 g, 12h). By Jean Dassier & sons, 1740-1750. Caesar’s Boat in a Storm off the Italian Coast (“Caesar and His Fortune”): Caesar, in the stern of a small boat tossed by waves, encourages his oarsman; dated year 706 (48 BC) in exergue / Caesar Escapes His Enemies by Swimming in the Port of Alexandria (“Intrepidness of Caesar”): Caesar swimming towards the bow of a ship, holding his papers aloft, while his enemies amassed on the shore fire arrows at him; Pharos of Alexandria in background; dated year 706 (48 BC) in exergue. Eisler 49a; Catenacci pp. 102-3. EF, toned.

From the RBW Collection.