Spink > Auction 390Auction date: 8 September 2023
Lot number: 141

Price realized: 325 USD   (Approx. 304 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

ITALIAN (ca. early 16th Century)Divus Julius Caesar. Concave Plaquette. Bronze, 42mm. DIVI.IVLI, Laureate and draped bust of Caesar right, SPQR on the clasp of his cloak, lituus behind, star before his forehead. Molinier 55: Kress 270; Bange 170-4; Poznán 11; Scaglia I, 17. It is believed that the model for this plaquette is an antique carnelian intaglio owned by Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga. On his death in 1483, the intaglio went to Alfonso d'Aragona, Duke of Calabria. This popular plaquette was also produced as an incuse image and used to impress the bindings of fine and costly books (vide A. Hobson "Plaquettes on Bookbindings, SHA 22, Washington, D.C. 1989, pp. 165-173; and fig.1). Pope-Hennessy 270. Handsome brown patina. An Extremely Fine contemporary cast, from the same mold as that sold at Morton and Eden Sale 109, November 4, 2020, lot 326.From the Neil A. Goodman Collection.

Estimate: $300 - $500