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Marcellus Malpighius

Circular medal of Marcellus Malpighius (1628-1694). Obverse: Profile bust of Marcellus Malpighius looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "MARCELLVS·MALPIGHIVS·PHIL·ET·MED·BON" and under bust "AET:AN:LXIII". Reverse: Woman in classical dress reclining on a pedestal; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARCELLVS·MALPIGHIVS·PHIL·ET·MED·BON" and under bust "AET:AN:LXIII". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "TVTISSIMO·LVMINE·EXHIBITIO", in exergue "BONON", and on pedestal [cannot read].

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 (Bologna), Renaissance, probably late 17th century

Object Place

Italy

Accession Number

27.814

Medium or Technique

Metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals