Guglielmo Gonzaga I Scudo d'oro
Mantua (Mantova). Guglielmo Gonzaga gold Scudo d'oro (Scudo del
Sole) ND (1550-87), Fr-534, CNI 10/18, Varesi 505, XF45 NGC.
Obv. Undated arms. Rev. Cross with initials in angles G V G V.
Well-struck, with full legends and no significant flaws. A scarce
issue for this learned Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, who produced
few coin issues; the majority of those are very rare. Guglielmo was
a lover of sacred vocal music who corresponded at length with the
Vatican and a number of composers about his passion.
A Scarce Issue of Mantua
Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
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