Andrea Doria (1466-1560)

Andrea Doria (1466-1560)
Andrea Doria (1466-1560)

Andrea Doria, Genoese admiral and condottiere, cast bronze medal, c. 1541, by Leone Leoni

Bust of Doria to right, wearing mantle over armour, a trident behind at his shoulder, rev  a galley being rowed to the right, a small boat holding two, rows before it, 39.5mm (Attwood 5; Pollard [2007] 490; Arm I, 164, 9; Hall 133). 
 

An old aftercast of considerable age, very fine, old solder mark on top edge.
 
Note: As an Admiral of the Holy Roman Empire, Doria had commanded several expeditions.  It has been suggested that Leoni, who had been sentenced to the galley, depicted himself and Doria as the figures in the boat, he rowing to freedom
 

£275.00