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Donatello: Five-hundreth Anniversary of his Birth

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Circular medal of Donatello, commemorating the five-hundreth anniversary of his birth. Aligned on coin axis. Obverse: Profile bust of Donatello looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "DONATELLO SCULTORE FIORENTINO." and under bust in cursive script "Frullini". Reverse: Inscribed at...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "DONATELLO SCULTORE FIORENTINO." and under bust in cursive script "Frullini". Reverse: Inscribed at center "IL COMUNE DIFIRENZE/E IL CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI/NEL VO.CENTENARIO/MDCCCLXXXVI".

Provenance

2001, art market, Paris; 2001, purchased in Paris by David and Constance Yates, New York; 2004, gift of David and Constance Yates to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 2004)

Credit Line

Gift of David and Constance Yates

Italian, 1886

Place of Manufacture

Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

2004.479

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals