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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1127

ITALY, Milano (Duchi). Francesco I Sforza. 1450-1466. AV Ducato (23mm, 3.48 g, 1h).


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1127.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

World, Gold

Sold For $ 2 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Milano (Duchi). Francesco I Sforza. 1450-1466. AV Ducato (23mm, 3.48 g, 1h). (coiled serpent) FRANCISChVS · SFORTIA · VICEC’ ·, bald and armored bust right / · DVX · MEDIO LANI · AC · IANVE · D’ ·, knight in armor on caparisoned horse right. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 399; cf. CNI V 25; Crippa 4; MIR 171/4; Friedberg 683. Toned, traces of deposits in devices. Good VF. Very rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Künker 201 (2 February 2012), lot 41.

Grierson on p. 182 discusses the introduction of portraiture on the coins of Milan. ‘Francesco Sforza’s portrait ducats, introduced in the early 1450’s, makes them the first portrait coins on the Peninsula. The duke’s bald head in candidly treated, and it is unfortunate that the artist is unknown’.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.