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Vittore Gambello "Camelio", Venice, 1530's, The Divine Cleopatra 33mm Brass Medal
Vittore di Antonio Gambello, called Camelio, c. 1455/60 1537, was a sculptor, armorer, die engraver, jeweler, and medalist. He studied drawing under Jacopo Bellini. Camelio was the engraver at the zecca in Venice from 1484 to 1510 and engraver at the Papal Mint from 1513 to 1516.
Attwood and others have attributed this type to Belli but Flaten discusses how others have convincingly attributed it to Camelio based on style and his similar works.ME85860. Brass medal, Flaten 29; Hill and Pollard pl. 31, 4a-b; Attwood 384; cf. Kress 150, aVF/aF, with flan cracks, scratch, weight 26.339 g, maximum diameter 33.0 mm, die axis 180o, Venice mint, 1530; obverse Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, bust right, draped, hair tied at the back, wearing earring and jeweled diadem; reverse Nude youth (Apollo?) seated on a cloak-draped tree, uncertain objects (bow and quiver?) behind, dog (or sheep) below behind, flaming columnar altar at feet before him, ∆IA horizontal and KΛEOΠATPA downward (The Divine Cleopatra) in the right field; rare; $250.00 (Ä220.00)
Paduan Medal, Type of Vitellius, Work of Giovanni del Cavino, 1500 - 1570 A.D.
In the 16th century A.D., Giovanni del Cavino, surnamed il paduano, made copies of ancient coins and created fantasy coins in the style of ancient coins with designs appropriate to history. His works are known today as Paduan Medals. SH65412. Orichalcum sestertius, Klawans 1; for Roman sestertius prototype see RIC I 113, aVF, overstruck on a Roman sestertius, reverse a bit flat with pit at 8:30, weight 24.403 g, maximum diameter 36.1 mm, die axis 180o, Paduan mint, 1500 - 1570; obverse A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right; reverse HONOS ET VIRTVS, Honos standing right, bare from the waist up, long scepter vertical behind in right hand, scepter in left hand, facing Virtus standing left, in military attire, parazonium in right, spear vertical behind in left, right foot on helmet, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; rare original striking; SOLD