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Ferdinand II de'Medici

Italian (Tuscany)
1665
Artist Gioacchino Francesco Travani (Italian, died in 1 died in 1675)


Object Place: Tuscany, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 48 mm, 38.3 gm (1 7/8 in., 1.35 oz.)

Accession Number

23.48

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Ferdinand II de’Medici (1610-1670), grand duke of Tuscany. Beaded edge on both sides.

Obverse: Profile bust of Ferdinand II looking to proper right with long hair; inscribed at edge “FERDINANDVS·II·MAG·DVX·ETRVRIAE” and under bust [“·I·F·T·1666·”].

Reverse: Rose branch at center; inscribed at edge “GRATIA OBVIA VLTIO QVESITA” [words separated by triangle form] and below “TRAVNVS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FERDINANDVS·II·MAG·DVX·ETRVRIAE" and under bust ["·I·F·T·1666·"].

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "GRATIA OBVIA VLTIO QVESITA" [words separated by triangle form] and below "TRAVNVS".

Provenance

By 1923, Mrs. A. C. Storer; 1923, gift of Mrs. A. C. Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1923)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss A. C. Storer