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Reference:4598 St Paul, c. 1500

Large bust of St Paul to right. His head nimbate. PAVLVS APOSTOLVS VASELECTIONIS. /

Seven-line inscription BENEDICIE INEXCELSIS DEO DOMINO DE FONTI BS ISRAEL IBI BENI AMIM ADOLESCENVLVS IN MENTIS EXCESSV, an old inked collection inventory number '49' at the top; continuous wreath border.

Bronze, cast. 89 mm. 

Condition: Very fine and better, a good early and an attractive cast, feint trace of a casting flaw above head, an even dark-brown patina.


A good early cast. Examples cited by Hill in Berlin, London and Lyons all have a diameter of 89 mm.