and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
SELVI, Antonio: Italy, 1738, Bronze (cast), 87 mm
Obv: Bust of Guido Grandi (r) wearing a clerical cap and cloak
GRANDVS. ABBAS. CAMALD. MATHEM. PIS. VNIV.
Rev: Minerva and Mercury atop a table supported by eagles and laden with
plans, books, and a globe EYPHKA
Exergue: AN. MDCCXXXVIII
Signed: A. SELVI. F.
Ref: Vannel and Toderi 166/193; Johnson p.145; Europese Penningen #
1366; Weiss BW548
Guido Grandi (1671-1742) was Mathematician to Ferdinand
de' Medici and Cosimo III. Later he was Professor at the University of