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Testone coin of Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan (Italy)

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Coin, silver. Testone of Giangaleazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (1476-1494). Attributed to Ambrogio Foppa, called Il Caradosso (b. about 1446; d. about 1530). Obv. ' · IOGZ:M: SF. VICECOMES · DVX•MLI SX. m.m. head of St. Ambrose (?) in circle. Bust in armour to right. Rev. LV.PATRVO .. GVBNANTE. m.m. as on obv. Shield bearing the arms of Visconti surmounted by crests of Visconti and Sforza. Wt. 148.4 grains. Bought, £1 10s. V&A no. 172–1907.

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  • Title: Testone coin of Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan (Italy)
  • Date Created: 1476-1494
  • Type: coin

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