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Leone Battista Alberti

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Circular medal of Leone Battista Alberti (1404-1472), sculptor, architect, and painter. Obverse: Profile bust of Alberti looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "·LEOBAPTISTA· ·ALBER·". Reverse: Wreath with eye at center; inscribed at edge "OPVS MATTHAEI·PASTII·VERONENSIS" and below...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·LEOBAPTISTA· ·ALBER·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS MATTHAEI·PASTII·VERONENSIS" and below eye "QVID·TVM".

Provenance

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, about 1446–50

Place of Manufacture

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 161. Kress 56.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 91 mm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.80

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals