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16th - 17th century


It is etched and gilt on a black ground with the arms of Saxony and the Arch-Marshalship of the Holy Roman Empire; also with the figures of Marcus Curtius and Mucius Scoevola. There are lion-headed marginal rivets, with rings used for attaching garlands to celebrate victory. It retains one of its original ear-pieces of three plates.

Exhibited in the South Kensington Museum.

Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from S. J. Whawell Sale, through Sotheby & Co., London, England, May 3 - 6, 1927.


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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1033, Art. #119, Album 7, p. 19


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