Alessandro da Medici, testone

Italian (Florence)
1532–37
Attributed to Benvenuto Cellini (Italian, 1500–1571)


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 3.5cm (1 3/8in.)

Accession Number

36.291

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Coins

Circular coin, a testone, of Alessandro dd Medici.

Obverse: Profile bust of Alessandro da Medici Looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “·ALEXANDER·M·R·P·FLOREN·DVX”.

Reverse: Saints Damian and Cosmas standing at center; inscribed at edge “·S·DAMIANVS·S·COSMVS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·ALEXANDER·M·R·P·FLOREN·DVX".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·S·DAMIANVS·S·COSMVS".

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. George L. Walton 7/7/36