Coveted Historical Medals and Rare Gothic Crowns Highlight Noonans’ Upcoming SaleJul 13, 2022 10:00 BST
Renato Signorini was an Italian medalist, sculptor and painter known for crafting busts of popes and other significant dignitaries. In 1958, he carved a portrait of Pope John XXIII during his coronation. The portrait was later manifested in bas-relief on Vatican medals. One of these medals is a key highlight of the upcoming sale at Noonans. Included in a set of four gold medals by Signorini. This set venerates the Pope for convoking the Second Vatican Council. In the other three medals, the artist portrays Jesus Christ on the Cross, St George taming a dragon, and Christ handing a set of keys to St Peter. A 1965 gold medal by M. Rizzello commemorating the 900th Anniversary of Westminster Abbey also leads the listings. It portrays a view of the Abbey with the reverse side depicting the head of Edward, the Confessor in the center surrounded by nine other historical figures.
Another noteworthy lot is a rare Gothic Crown issued in 1847. It belongs to a limited edition of 8,000 pieces. Depicting Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901), the design is particularly prized by numismatists for its iconic value. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Noonans.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (1134)
# of Lots:1134
Price Range:£20 - £10,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Vatican City, Second Vatican Council, [1962-5], Gold Medals|| Estimate: |
|Victoria (1837-1901), ‘Gothic’ Crown, 1847, Edge Undecimo (ESC 2571- S 2883)|| Estimate: |
|900th Anniversary of Westminster Abbey, 1965, a gold medal|| Estimate: |
|Miscellaneous Base Metal Ancient Coins|| Estimate: |
|16th Century, Cast Pewter Buttons|| Estimate: |