1819. Portugal. Luís de Camões, Os Lusíadas
Obverse: LVD. CAMOES. OB. A. C. – MDLXXIX. AET. LIV., laureate bust of Camous left
Reverse: LVSIADES / ID. I. M. SOVZA. EXCVDI. IVSSIT / A. MDCCCXIX, prow of a Roman galley
Ex Cayón Subastas Vent. 32 lot 301
Luís Vaz de Camões (ca. 1524/1525-1580) is considered Portugal’s and the Portuguese language’s greatest poet. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads).