Medal: unidentified sitter
16th century or modern cast
Diameter and weight: 82 mm (3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of an unidentified sitter. Molded rim that projects on both sides. Probably a later impression from an original mold.
Obverse: Profile bust looking to proper left, fat cheeked with short curly hair and wearing laureate crown; inscribed at edge “IOANNES·AB·ETR·S·R·E·CARD·DIAC·”.
Reverse: A single masted boat at center and seen from behind (or a sail on a turtle’s back); inscribed above “FESTINA·LENTE.”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "IOANNES·AB·ETR·S·R·E·CARD·DIAC·".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FESTINA·LENTE.".
By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)
Gift of Martin Brimmer