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Medal: unidentified sitter

Circular medal of an unidentified sitter. Molded rim that projects on both sides. Probably a later impression from an original mold. Obverse: Profile bust looking to proper left, fat cheeked with short curly hair and wearing laureate crown; inscribed at edge...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "IOANNES·AB·ETR·S·R·E·CARD·DIAC·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FESTINA·LENTE.".


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

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Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze




Numismatics, Medals