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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; obverseCleopatra, 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 (Ä212.50)
Dutch Republic (Netherlands), Trade Coinage, 1758
Struck during the Seven Years War, known as the French and Indian War in North America.SH58752. Gold Ducat, SCWC KM 12.3, EF, slightly wavy flan, weight 3.432 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 0o, Utrecht mint, 1758; obverseCONCORDIA RES PAR CRES HOL, armored knight standing right, sword in right, filleted bundle of arrows in left, 17-58 across field; reverse MO:ORD: / PROVIN / FOEDER / BELG.AD / LEG.IMP, legend within framed tablet; SOLD
Netherlands, Trade Coinage, Gold Ducat, 1928
The knight holding a bundle of arrows signifies the unity of the six northern provinces under the 1579 Union of Utrecht -- a declaration of independence from Spain.SH73976. Gold Ducat, Schulman 779, SCWC KM83.1, Friedberg 352, UNC, weight 3.497 g, maximum diameter 20.8 mm, die axis 0o, Utrecht mint, 1928; obverse PARVAE CRESCUNT CONCORDIA RES (The union makes small things grow), knight in armor standing right, sword in right hand over shoulder, bundle of six arrows in left, dividing date 19-23; seahorse (privy mark: Hoitsema 1909-1933) upper left, caduceus (mintmark: Utrecht) upper right; reverse MO. AUR.REG. BELGII AD LEGEM IMPERII. (Money of the provinces of the United Netherlands according to the law of the empire), legend in square tablet, surrounded by double frame ornamented in margins with floral scrolls; slant reeded edge; mintage 571,881, gold 0.9830 fine, actual gold weight 0.1104 oz.; ex CNG e-auction 345, part of lot 735; ex Patrick H. James Collection; SOLD