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Cast silver medal. Chased.(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.
- 1555 (circa)
- Made in: Lombardy
- Weight: 39.87 grammes
- Diameter: 51 millimetres
Inscription ContentANTONII PERRENOT. EPI. ATREBAT
Inscription TranslationAntoine Perrenot, bishop of Arras
Not on display
Coins & Medals
- Attwood 49b
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Object reference number: CME286444
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