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    Cast bronze medal. Aftercast.(obverse) Bust of Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, facing left, bearded, wearing a gown. Beaded border.
    (reverse) To the left a boat struck by a storm, its sailors being massacred and thrown overboard, where they are devoured by sea-monsters. In the centre, a second boat sinking. To the right Neptune brandishing in his right hand a trident, and with his left supporting Thetis, whose left arm is entwined in the tail of a sea-monster. Below, a triton holding a sash and a double trumpet. Beaded border.


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    • 1555 (circa)
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    • Weight: 26.41 grammes
    • Diameter: 49 millimetres
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        Antoine Perrenot, bishop of Arras
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  • Bibliography

    • Attwood 2003 49a, p.108 bibliographic details
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    Coins & Medals

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    • Attwood 49a

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