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Frederick II

Italian (Sicily)
1950
Artist C. Porgi (Italian)


Object Place: Sicily, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)

Accession Number

52.985

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Frederick II (1194-1250), Holy Roman Emperor, commemorating the seventh centenary of his death.

Obverse: Seated figure of Frederick II at center, crowned and holding a sceptre in his right hand and an orb in his left hand; inscribed in gothic style script at edge “MCCLDCML” and “VII’CENTERARIOMORTE’FEDERICO IIO” and in cursive script under feet “C. Porgi”.

Reverse: Reclining figure with lyre over cityscape; inscribed in gothicesque script at edge “OCOMITATO’ONORANZE’PATRONATO’REGIONE’SCILIANA”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in gothic style script at edge "MCCLDCML" and "VII'CENTERARIOMORTE'FEDERICO IIO" and in cursive script under feet "C. Porgi".

Reverse: Inscribed in gothicesque script at edge "OCOMITATO'ONORANZE'PATRONATO'REGIONE'SCILIANA".

Provenance

1952, the Sicilian Committee for Honours to Frederick II; 1952, given by the Sicilian Committee for Honours to Frederick II to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of the Sicilian Committee for Honours to Frederick II