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Raphael

Circular medal of Raphael (1483-1520), Italian painter. Lettered edge. Obverse: Profile bust of Raphael looking to proper right with long hair; inscribed at edge and under bust. Reverse: Inscribed at center and below.

Inscription

Inscribed on edge "MONACHII". Obverse: Inscribed at edge "RAPHAEL SANCTIUS." and under bust "CAQUE F.". Reverse: Inscribed at center "NATUS/URBINI/IN ITALIA/AN.M.CCCC.LXXXIII./OBIIT/ROMAE/AN.M.D.XX/---/SERIES NUMISMATICA/UNIVERSALIS VIRORUM ILLUSTRIUM/---/M.DCCC.XXIII./DURAND EDITIT".

Provenance

1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Italian, 1823

Accession Number

30.721

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals