Niccolò Michiel, (1440-1518) and his wife Dea Contarini.
Fra Antonio da Brescia
(active c. 1487-1514).
Obverse: .NICOL.MICHAEL DOC ET EQs AC.S.MARcI PRocv. Niccolò Michiel, doctor and knight, also procurator of San Marco), his bust facing left wearing round cap, robe pleated in front; signed below truncation, .OP F A B.
Reverse: · VXOR EIVS DEA CONTARENA · Scene: (Dea Contarini, his wife), bust facing left; hair in coif, wearing plain dress.
Circa 1500. Little is known of this turn of the century artist. Some 10 to 12 medals are known to carry his style depicting remarkable fidelity in portraiture with little imagination for composition.
- 65.4 mm. Silver cast (1.6 mm. in thickness)
- Older cast, some poor attempts to polish.
- Hill 471; Armand I, 102, 2; Börner 177; Johnson/Martini 18; Scher 29.