Object Place: Bologna, Italy
Diameter and weight: 88 mm (3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably cast, gilt copper
Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)
Circular medal of Guido Pepoli, noble of Bologna. Pierced at top.
Obverse: Profile bust of Guido Pepoli looking to proper right, wearing plain dress and small cap; inscribed at edge “GVIDO PEVLVS BONON IENSIS COMES” [words separated by leaves].
Reverse: The philosopher Xerxes and King Evilmerodach seated on rocks playing chess; inscribed at edge “SIC·DOCVI·REGNARE·TYRANNVM·” and below “·OPVS·SPERANDEI·”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GVIDO PEVLVS BONON IENSIS COMES" [words separated by leaves].
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SIC·DOCVI·REGNARE·TYRANNVM·" and below "·OPVS·SPERANDEI·".
1966, sold by J. J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 - d. 1995), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1966)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour