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Francesco Redi

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Circular medal of Franceco Redi (1626-98), court physcician of the Medici. Pierced at top and molded rim. Obverse: Profile bust of Francesco Redi looking to proper left, with long curly hair; inscribed at edge "FRANCISCVS·REDI·PATRITIVS·ARETINVS·" and below "M·SOLD·1684". Reverse:...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCISCVS·REDI·PATRITIVS·ARETINVS·" and below "M·SOLD·1684". Reverse: Inscribed on temple's frieze "SALVTI" and in exergue "M·SOLDANVS·F".

Provenance

1966, sold by Jean Georges Rueff, Paris, to Heim Gallery, London; 1966, sold by Heim Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Italian, 1684

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.884

Medium or Technique

Metal; black bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals