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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; obverse Cleopatra, 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; $225.00 (€198.00)
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, weight 24.403 g, maximum diameter 36.1 mm, die axis 180o, Paduan mint, 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; SOLD
USA, Henry Ward Beecher, Evangelical Temperance Token, 1870
Henry Ward Beecher (24 June 1813 – 8 March 1887) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery trial. His sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, achieved worldwide fame for her abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. He acquired fame on the lecture circuit for his novel oratorical style in which he employed humor, dialect, and slang. Over the course of his ministry, he developed a theology emphasizing God's love above all else. He also grew interested in social reform, particularly the abolitionist movement. In the years leading up to the Civil War, he raised money to purchase slaves from captivity and to send rifles — nicknamed "Beecher's Bibles" — to abolitionists fighting in Kansas and Nebraska. He toured Europe during the Civil War speaking in support of the Union. After the war, Beecher supported women's suffrage and temperance. He also championed Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, stating that it was not incompatible with Christian beliefs. In 1874, he was charged with adultery. The subsequent trial resulted in a hung jury and was one of the most widely reported trials of the century. Beecher's long career in the public spotlight led biographer Debby Applegate to call her biography of him The Most Famous Man in America.
Ephesians 6:11-18 King James Version (KJV): Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness...US92381. Brass AE 32, AU, holed as made, weight 13.209 g, maximum diameter 32.1 mm, die axis 0o, 1870; obverse Bust of Henry Ward Beecher facing left on a suspended hanging banner, monograms at sides, 1870 below; reverse PUT ON / THE / WHOLE ARMOR / OF / God in five lines within trilobe, palm spray in each angle; SOLD