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Carlo Borromeo

Italian (Arona or Milan)
1584–1610


Place of Manufacture: Arona, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 50 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.732

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal of Cardinal Carlo Borromeo (1538-1584), archbishop of Milan (later sainted in 1610). Chip (or broken notch probably from failed piercing) at top. Profile bust of Cardinal Borromeo looking to proper right; and inscribed at edge “CAR·BORROMEVS [ ]RD·ARCHIEPMEDI”.

Inscription

Inscribed at edge "CAR·BORROMEVS [ ]RD·ARCHIEPMEDI".

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock