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'.

Object Details

ID: MEC0225
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Melone, G. V.
Places: Italy
Events: Fourth Ottoman-Venetian War: Battle of Lepanto, 1571
Date made: 1571
People: John of Austria, Don; Melone, G. V.
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 40 mm

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