||Venice. Padua School of Architecture Merit Medal in Gold ND (ca. 1774), Voltolina 1612, 13.91gm, MS62 NGC. Obv. The Lion of San Marco holding the closed Gospel. Rev. S(ENATUS) C(ONSULTO) ARCHITECT(URAE) PRACT(ICAE) SCHOL(A) PATAV(INA) on four lines within a wreath. Every year a gold medal was awarded, in each class, for the winner of the year's competition. The medals, similar to the gold Osellas, had a weight of approximately 4 Zecchinis. These pieces are extremely rare and seldom appear for sale. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $11,750.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.