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Lorenzo de'Medici

Circular medal of Lorenzo de'Medici (1449-1492). Molded rim that projects on both sides. Probably a later impression from an original mold. Obverse: Profile bust of Lorenzo de'Medici looking to the proper left, wearing a doctor's headdress; fanciful arrangement of drapery on the head and...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MAGNIE·LAVRENTIVS·MEDICES [hand-drawn marks]". Reverse: Inscribed above "SEMPER".

Provenance

By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Italian, Renaissance, 16th century or modern cast

Place of Manufacture

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 33.

Accession Number

87.73

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals