Lot Archive


№ 690


31 May 1995

Hammer Price:

Italy, 1861. Italy. Victor Emmanuel II, Italian Exhibition, Florence, bronze prize medal by Giuseppe Ferraris and Vagnetti, bust to left, reverse Italia standing holding a wreath, stamped N. 2702 within oval indent beneath exergue line, 55mm; 200th Anniversary of the School fdor the Study of Artillery Engineering, 1939, bronze medal by Audagna, conj. busts of Victor Emmanuel III and Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia, reverse, school gateway flanked by shields, fasces below, 60mm [2]. First good very fine, second extremely fine (£40-50)

Giuseppe Ferraris was chief engraver to Victor Emmanuel II both before and after his proclamation as King of Italy; his portraits of the king are praised by Forrer.