||Venice. Francesco Loredan gold Osella of 4 Zecchini 1759-PP, Paolucci-444, Nomisma-343/ADA (R4), CNI-110, mintmaster Piero Pasta, 13.7gm, XF Details (Mount Removed) NGC. Obv. Religion on a pedestal, holding cross and chalice, St. Mark and Doge below. Rev. Rose bush, with the date below in Roman numerals. Wavy flan, with mount removed at 12:00, and noticeable tooling elsewhere on flan. Obviously used as a badge, as were many of the Osellas from this time period. Of the few examples of this rare type that we have seen, all but one piece had similar mounts.
Realized $3,172.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.