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Engraving depicting Greek antiquities

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1730
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 12 in x 9 1/4 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Uncolored engraving depicting two carved blocks and three coins, atop the blocks. The topmost block is carved with two roosters facing one another; above and below their heads are star motifs. Two coins, both faces shown for each: one with a king's head and a man with trident holding a dolphin, the other with a woman's head and a stalk of wheat. Below, a block with two dolphins between what may be stylized tridents; with a coin, both faces shown, showing a man holding two tridents, and a Pegasus. At top right is printed "PL.III".


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