Italian Renaissance medal of Artemisia II (350 BC) by Cesati Ca. 1540

Italian Renaissance medal of Artemisia II (350 BC) by Cesati Ca. 1540


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35 mm. by Alessandro Cesati

Obv: ARTEMISIAS BA - SILISSA Bust with veil to left
Rev: The Mausoleum of Halikarnsassos, 'MAYΣΩΛEION' in exergue


An very scarce 16th century bronze medallion after the antique, showing Artemisia II or Caria. A very interestinf figure, regarded as a a naval strategist and commander, she was also the sister and for a time wife of the Satrap Mausolus, ruling after his death for two years between 352 - 350 BC.


£ 520

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