101491 | ITALY. Verona. Restoration of the Amphitheater bronze Medal.

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    101491  |  ITALY. Verona. Restoration of the Amphitheater bronze Medal. Issued 1825 (49mm, 48.26 g, 12h). By F. Putinati.

     

    View of the ancient amphitheater; above, Pegasus flying right / NON PER TUTTI IO SCRIVO, winged aged man (Chronos?) standing left, inscribing column to left; another column at a distance to left and right. Edge: Plain.

     

    Forrer IV, 172. Mint State. Darkened violet-brown surfaces, with some scattered scuffs and marks in the fields, though a good deal of lustrous brilliance remains.

     

    Still utilized to this day, the Amphitheater at Verona was completed in A.D. 30 during the latter part of the reign of Tiberius, and had a capacity in antiquity of nearly 30,000. This medal commemorates the restorations that took place at the ancient site in 1825.

     

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