Medal commemorating the Battle of Lepanto, 1571
Medal commemorating the Battle of Lepanto, 1571. Obverse: Bust of Don John of Austria in armour and ruff and order (left). 'IOANNES . AVSTRIA . CAROLI . V . FIL . AET . SV . ANN . XXIIII' (John of Austria, son of Charles V, being then twenty-four years of age). Reverse: His statue on a rostal column, Turkish trophies below; Victory flying above, bird's-eye view of battle in the distance. Legend: 'CLASSE TVRCICA AD . NAVPACTVM DELETA' (The Turkish fleet destroyed off Naupactus). Exergue: '7. OCTOBER. 1571'.
|Collection:||Coins and medals|
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Creator:||Melone, G. V.|
|Events:||Fourth Ottoman-Venetian War: Battle of Lepanto, 1571|
|People:||John of Austria, Don; Melone, G. V.|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Overall: 40 mm|
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