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Leonello d'Este

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Circular medal of Leonello d'Este (born 1407, marquess of Ferrara 1441-50). Obverse: Profile bust of Leonello d'Este looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "LEONELLVS MARCHIO ESTENSIS" [words separated by olive-branches]. Reverse: A head with three faces; on either side is an olive...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LEONELLVS MARCHIO ESTENSIS" [words separated by olive-branches]. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS PISANI·PICTORIS".


By 1875, C.C. Perkins, Boston; 1909, transferred from C.C. Perkins to Charles B. Perkins, Boston; 1923, sold by Charles B. Perkins to the MFA for $1000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 23.202-209 were acquired together for $1000.

Credit Line

Lucy Stone Brewer Fund

Italian, Renaissance, about 1443

Place of Manufacture


Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 24. Kress 6.


Overall: 61 mm, 0.1 kg (2 3/8 in., 110 gm)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze




Numismatics, Medals