Cast silver medal. Chased.(obverse) Bust of Don John of Austria facing left, bearded, wearing a cuirass ornamented with scales, the Order of the Golden Fleece, and a mantle knotted at the left shoulder and secured with a brooch on the right. Beaded border.
(reverse) A rostral column, with Turkish arms at its base, surmounted by a statue of Don John, wearing antique armour and holding a baton in his right hand, being crowned by a flying Victory. In the background, a view of the battle of Lepanto.
- Made in: Italy
- Diameter: 41 millimetres
- Weight: 25.85 grammes
Inscription ContentIOANNES AVSTRIAE CAROLI V FIL AET SV ANN XXIII
Inscription TranslationJohn of Austria, son of Charles V, in his 24th year of age.
Inscription ContentIO V MELON F
Inscription TranslationGiovanni Melon
Inscription ContentCLASSE TVRCICA AD NAVPACTVM DELETA
Inscription TranslationThe Turkish fleet destroyed at Lepanto
- Associated Event: Defeat of the Turkish at Lepanto
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- Attwood 988a
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Object reference number: CME313698