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World, Italy, Florence, Alessandro de Medici, silver testone, c. 1534, dies by Cellini

World, Italy, Florence, Alessandro de Medici, silver testone, c. 1534, dies by Cellini

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World, Italy, Florence, Alessandro de Medici, silver testone, c. 1534, dies by Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71). 


According to his autobiography, Cellini cut dies for five denominations of coins for Alessandro de Medici; the resultant coinage was considered by the Duke to be the finest in the Christian world. 

VF+, excellent portrait, old collection tone. Rare, and uncontestably one of the most beautiful coins of the Italian Renaissance. 

MIR 103 

ex-J.Eric Engstrom collection, with his ticket; bt. Stack's 14 August 2013, lot 13236 ($3500 hammer) 
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