||LEONE LEONI (c. 1509-1590)
Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539), wife of Charles V, silver medal, DIVA ISABELLA AVGVSTA CAROLI V VX (The divine Isabella, wife of
Charles V), half-length three-quarter facing bust, wearing an embroidered gown, pendant jewel, and with an elaborately braided coiffure,
rev., HAS HABET ET SVPERAT (She has these and surpasses them), the Three Graces attended by two amoretti to left and right, a basket of
fruit and overturned water jar on the ground, 124.31g, 75 mm (Attwood 28; Armand I, 168, 25; Middeldorf/Stiebral LVI, this piece), a very
fine contemporary cast of high quality, extremely rare in silver.
Ex The Stack Collection Morton & Eden 9 December, 2009, lot 131; Ex. The Property of a late Collector, Sotheby's, 12 June 1974, lot 201.