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422, Lot: 711. Estimate $200.
Sold for $480. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Ferrara. Alfonso d’Este Tassoni. 1508-1592. Cast Æ Medal (53mm, 57.50 g, 12h). Obverse possibly by Pastorino. Dated 1554. ALFONSO ESTEN TASSON, armored bust right; traces of 1554 in truncation of arm; tick stops in legend / INTEMPESTIVA VENIS, skeleton (as Death) standing right, holding scythe set on ground; to left, Alfonso standing left, holding skelton by upper arm and handle of scythe; behind, two figures also standing left. Armand III, p. 245, C; Boccolari 278; Attwood 506. VF, brown surfaces, evidence of mounting. Very rare.

Purchased from Claude Silberstein.