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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, Paduan mint, weight 24.403g, maximum diameter 36.1mm, die axis 180o
, 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
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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