Italian (Arona or Milan)
Place of Manufacture: Arona, Italy
Diameter and weight: 50 mm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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”.
Inscribed at edge "CAR·BORROMEVS [ ]RD·ARCHIEPMEDI".
By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock