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Lorenzo de'Medici

Italian
Renaissance
16th century or modern cast
Possibly by Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli (called Niccolò Fiorentino) (Italian (Florence), 1430–1514)


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 33.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 81 mm (3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.73

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Lorenzo de’Medici (1449-1492). Molded rim that projects on both sides. Probably a later impression from an original mold.

Obverse: Profile bust of Lorenzo de’Medici looking to the proper left, wearing a doctor’s headdress; fanciful arrangement of drapery on the head and hanging down on both sides; inscribed at edge “MAGNIE·LAVRENTIVS·MEDICES [hand-drawn marks]”.

Reverse: Three large plums and ring with garland; inscribed above “SEMPER”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MAGNIE·LAVRENTIVS·MEDICES [hand-drawn marks]".

Reverse: Inscribed above "SEMPER".

Provenance

By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer