Coins & Medals Bought and Sold est. 1971
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Reference:5626 Antonia del Bazo, c. 1465
Bust of Antonia to right, her hair in a net.
The figure of Hope, nude and winged, standing on the prow of a galley drawn by two pegasi, above which flies a small cupid. Hope holds a broken anchor and tattered sail.
By Pier Jacopo di Antonio Bonacolsi ('Antico').
Bronze, cast. 39 mm.
Condition: About Very Fine
An early or original cast, small casting flaw on the edge at 3 o'clock; an attractive medal with much fine detail present.
A smalll neat hope at top between the lettering.
(please note that the diagonal line that appears to the left edge of the obverse is a piece of fluff that is not on the medal)
Antonia del Bazo was the wife of Gianfresco Gonzaga (1441-1538).
Hill 212; Kress 72.