16th century or modern cast
Possibly by Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli (called Niccolò Fiorentino) (Italian (Florence), 1430–1514)
Place of Manufacture: Italy
Diameter and weight: 81 mm (3 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
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”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MAGNIE·LAVRENTIVS·MEDICES [hand-drawn marks]".
Reverse: Inscribed above "SEMPER".
By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)
Gift of Martin Brimmer