Votive or Civic Badge with a Crowned Figure Kneeling before Christ

Gold repoussé medallion under glass inset within a bronze clasp | 3.4 x 2.4cm | c. 1300

Unknown Artist

This brooch was probably made to fasten a ceremonial cloak, and may have been intended as a diplomatic gift or memento. The central composition parallels the main face of the famous gold coin, a ducat, of the Venetian Doge Giovanni Dandolo minted in ...
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