Same dies as the apparently authentic specimen in Paris
pl. 98.4, previously in the Vatican
, acquired in the 18th cent from the collection
of Cardinal Albani.
piece is very similar and might be the original from which the casts were taken. This may be an old cast
, produced in the 17th or earlier 18th cent.: for a similar specimen (or could be the same spec. as the one or two that you illustrate above) was already in Basel
1, 1934, lot 1473, a collection
been formed ca. 1850-1875 if I recall correctly.