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