Palemone di Santena
This piece is unlisted in the standard references and the circumstances surrounding its creation are unknown. Ludovico Felice Tana was a chamber gentleman to Duke Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy and would later retire to monastic life, becoming a Trappist monk and taking the name Fra Palemone. He died in 1694 with a reputation for holiness and a book about him, titled "Conversione, e Morte di Fra' Palemone, nel secolo, Lvdovico Felice Tana, Conte di Santena" was published in Turin in 1696.
Numismatica Varesi 67, 18 November 2015, lot 963.