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Leonello d'Este

Circular medal of Leonello d'Este (born 1407, marquess of Ferrara 1441-50). Obverse: Profile bust of Leonello d'Este looking to the proper right; inscribed at edge "MARCHIO ESTENSIS LEONELLVS" [words separated by olive branches between]. Reverse: Two nude figures, aged and young, holding...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARCHIO ESTENSIS LEONELLVS" [words separated by olive branches between]. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS".

Provenance

By 1927, Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee; 1927, gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee

Italian, Renaissance, about 1440–50

Object Place

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 27. Kress 7.

Accession Number

27.820

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals