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Leonello d'Este

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Circular medal of Leonello d'Este (born 1407, marquess of Ferrara 1441-50). Pierced at top. 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...

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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 1957, Mark M. Salton; 1957, sold by Mark M. Salton and bought by the MFA for $1,800. (Accession date: March 14, 1957)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Italian, Renaissance, about 1440–50

Object Place

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 27. Kress 7.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 70 mm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

57.174

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze (90% copper, 5% zinc, 4% tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals