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Original Struck Cavino

Triton XXI, Lot: 1087. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Padova. Marcantonio Contarini, statesman. 1485-1546/8. Æ Medal (37.5mm, 35.45 g, 5h). Victories over the Turks in Morea (Greece). By Giovani da Cavino. Dated 1450 (in Roman numerals). M · ANTONIVS CONTARENVS, draped bust left / PATAVI VM, Padova seated left on pile of arms, holding scales and cornucopia; in exergue, · M · D · XL ·. Attwood 270; Armand I, p. 180, 11; Toderi & Vannel 939. EF, wonderful deep brown patina. Rare. A splendid contemporary struck example.