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Cromwell and Masaniello, 1658, unsigned but attributed to O Mller, head of Cromwell, crowned with wreath by two soldiers, incuse legend and date 1658 in cartouche below, rev. head of Masaniello, crowned by two Neapolitan fishermen, incuse legend and date 1647 in cartouche below, 71mm. (E.198; MI.432/78), the two repouss plates joined by a broad rim, ballast hole on edge between 4 and 5 o'clock, extremely fine, rare thus5i
Cromwell and Masaniello, 1658, unsigned but attributed to O Mller, head of Cromwell, crowned with wreath by two soldiers, incuse legend and date 1658 in cartouche below, rev. head of Masaniello, crowned by two Neapolitan fishermen, incuse legend and date 1647 in cartouche below, 71mm. (E.198; MI.432/78), the two repouss plates joined by a broad rim, ballast hole on edge between 4 and 5 o'clock, extremely fine, rare thus5i

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Cromwell and Masaniello, 1658, unsigned but attributed to O Mller, head of Cromwell, crowned with wreath by two soldiers, incuse legend and date 1658 in cartouche below, rev. head of Masaniello, crowned by two Neapolitan fishermen, incuse legend and date 1647 in cartouche below, 71mm. (E.198; MI.432/78), the two repouss plates joined by a broad rim, ballast hole on edge between 4 and 5 o'clock, extremely fine, rare thus5i

Lot Essay

Tommaso Aniello or Masaniello (c.1623-47), a fisherman, led a revolt in Naples.
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