'Hesperides' by Basinio de' Basini of Parma
Country or nationality of origin: Italian
Place of origin: Rimini
Fighting around Populonia: Tents, trumpeters, lancers, pikemen, archers with crossbows, and catapult.
Sigismondo’s army breaks down the walls of the fortified town and enters Populonia by scaling ladders.
In top corner, his lancers meet four galleys; horse led to galley by man on gangplank.
Initial N(EC minus interea), putto in white vine-stem border with naturalistic flowers.
See a photo of the Keep of the Castle of Populonia - Costa degli Etruschi, Piombino (Livorno)
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