Marco Barbadigo, Doge of Venice (c. 1413-1486)
Vettor Gambello (attributed to)
Vettor Di Antonio Gambello (Camelio). Sculptor, medallist, die-engraver, jeweller, armourer.
Obverse: · MARCVS BARBADICO · DVX · VENECIAR(um) · Bust facing right, in ducal cap and robes.
Reverse: Within an ivy wreath: SER | VAVI:BE | LLO PATRIAM | MORBOQVE FAME | QVE: | IVSTITIAM FO | VIPLVS DA | RE : NON | POTV | I.
Cast in 1485-86. Gambello was the son of Antonio da San Zaccaria. He is ﬁrst heard of as master of the dies in the Venetian mint on 28 Sept. 1484; he can therefore hardly have been born later than the period 1455-60.
- 76.3 mm. Bronze cast.
- Good dark patina, little wear; early cast.
- Hill 449; Arm. 11,70, I; Kress 151.