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Mystery Lighthouse die

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I recently cataloged medals for an auction. One die had me stumped. I bought it in the auction for a reasonable price and added it to may "one of these days" file. Maybe someone here might recognize it. I suspect it is from the Mediterranean.


I have reversed the die so it appears as the medal would be when struck. The medal would be a little over 40mm across.


Lighthouse die 2.jpg

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The Genoa light house has a square or rectangular tower, but Venice is a possibility. The leaning tower might be a gouge in the die, but it is hard to tell. Venice does have a tower or church spire that does appear to lean in some photographs.


The actually medal struck from the die would have the distinctive scallop edge pattern and clamshell ribbon extending from the bottom edge.


One of these days.

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