Artist Costanzo da Ferrara (Italian, about 1450–about 1525)
Place of Manufacture: Italy
Diameter and weight: 120 mm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Mehmed II, Sultan of the Turks (born 1430, sultan 1453-48), made after Costanzo da Ferrara’s visit to Turkey.
Obverse: Profile bust of Mehmed looking to proper right, wearing turban and cape; inscribed at edge in band “SVLTANI·MOHAMMETH·OCTHOMANI·VGVLI·BIZANTII·INPERATORIS·1481”.
Reverse: Mehmed on horseback looking to proper right in landscape; inscribed at edge in band “MOHAMETH·ASIE·ETCRETIE·INPERATORIS·YMAGO·EQVESTRIS·INEXERCITVS” and below horse “OPVS/CONSTANTII”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge in band "SVLTANI·MOHAMMETH·OCTHOMANI·VGVLI·BIZANTII·INPERATORIS·1481".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge in band "MOHAMETH·ASIE·ETCRETIE·INPERATORIS·YMAGO·EQVESTRIS·INEXERCITVS" and below horse "OPVS/CONSTANTII".
By 1875, C.C. Perkins, Boston; 1909, transferred from C.C. Perkins to Charles B. Perkins, Boston; 1923, sold by Charles B. Perkins to the MFA for $1000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923)
 MFA accession numbers 23.202-209 were acquired together for $1000.
Lucy Stone Brewer Fund