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Royal Galley Battle Of Lepanto 1571 AD Brass Model Plexi Crystal & Wooden Case For Sale


Royal Galley Battle Of Lepanto 1571 AD Brass Model Plexi Crystal & Wooden Case
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Royal Galley Battle Of Lepanto 1571 AD Brass Model Plexi Crystal & Wooden Case:
$450.00

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Royal Galley Battle Of Lepanto 1571 AD Brass Model Repro


The RoyalGalley, commanded by John of Austria, served as the flagship of the Holy League

that defeated the Ottomans at Lepanto, off the coast of Greece, on October 7th,1571.

Comes in display case, and inexcellent condition.


The History of this Battle


TheBattleof Lepantowas anaval engagementthat took place on 7 October 1571 when afleet of theHoly League, a coalition ofCatholic statesarranged byPope Pius V, inflicted a major defeat on the fleet oftheOttoman Empirein theGulf of Patras. The Ottoman forces were sailing westward fromtheir naval station inLepanto(theVenetianname of ancient Naupactus) when they met the fleet of the HolyLeague which was sailing east fromMessina,Sicily.

What is a Galley


Agalleywasa type ofshipwhich relied mostly onoarsfor propulsion that was used forwarfare,trade, andpiracymostly in the seas surrounding Europe. It developed in theMediterranean Searegion duringantiquityand continued to exist invarious forms until the early 19th century. It typically had a long, slenderhull, shallowdraft, and often a lowfreeboard. Most types of galleys also hadsails that could be used in favorable winds, but they relied primarily on oarsto move independently of winds and currents. The term "galley"originated from a Greek term for a small type of galley and came in use inEnglish from about 1300. It has occasionally been used for unrelated vesselswith similar military functions as galley but which were not Mediterranean inorigin, such as medieval Scandinavianlongships, 16th-centuryAcehneseghalisand 18th-century Dimensions:18.3 (X) 6.2 (X) 11.8 cmCondition: MintMaterial: BrassWeight: 947gr (including case)


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