||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. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $1,997.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.