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Orsato Giustinian

Circular medal of Orsato Giustinian, a Venetian nobleman. Beaded edge on both sides. Obverse: Profile bust of Orsato Giustinian looking to proper left, wearing cap with edges turned up and robe; inscribed at edge "ORSATVS IVSTINIANUS·ET·P·D·EQVES". Reverse: Palm tree at center; the Venetian...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ORSATVS IVSTINIANUS·ET·P·D·EQVES". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·VOLONTASE ·SENATVS·" and at proper left "OPVS/·M·GVI/DIZAN/I".

Provenance

1967, Ildebrando Bossi, Genoa; 1967, sold by Bossi to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Italian (Venice), Renaissance, probably 1459

Place of Manufacture

Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 413.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.762

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals