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Guido Pepoli

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Circular medal of Guido Pepoli, noble of Bologna. Pierced at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Guido Pepoli looking to proper right, wearing plain dress and small cap; inscribed at edge "GVIDO PEVLVS BONON IENSIS COMES" [words separated by leaves]. Reverse: The philosopher Xerxes and King...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GVIDO PEVLVS BONON IENSIS COMES" [words separated by leaves]. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SIC·DOCVI·REGNARE·TYRANNVM·" and below "·OPVS·SPERANDEI·".

Provenance

By 1966, J. J. Klejman (New York, New York); 1966, sold by J. J. Klejman to the MFA. (Accession date: June 1, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Italian (Bologna), Renaissance, about 1485–86

Object Place

Bologna, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 393.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 88 mm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.321

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably cast, gilt copper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals