around circumference: FRAN[ciscus] MAVROC[enus] VEN[etus] REGNI CRETAE PROCONSVL; around bottom circumference: CORMANO F[ecit]
Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his heirs; purchased with the entire Dreyfus collection 9 July 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 31 January 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.
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