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    Venice. Francesco Morosini silver "Victory over the Turks" Medal 1687 MS62 PCGS, 42mm. By G. Hautsch, Nürnberg. A spectacular silver medal struck to commemorate the Venetian victories in the wars against the Turks with an earthen base of tone and appreciable underlying iridescence. The high-relief devices are remarkable--the obverse design features two angels blowing trumpets and holding a wreath over the centralized, oval cartouche of Doge Francesco Morosini and the similarly styled portraits of the governor of Dalmatia, Girolamo Corner and General Otto Wilhelm von Königsmarck. The reverse elements are equally intriguing with six oval cartouches, surrounded by intertwined laurel wreaths and olive branches that display the captured fortresses of Mistra, Castelnovo, Castel Tornese, Athens, Corinth, Patras, and Lepanto with the date 1687 below. Issued in 1688 when Francesco Morosini became Doge. A very scarce type in silver, with an example similar to the present hammering at 4,000 Swiss Francs in a 2011 Nomos auction.

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