Artist Marco Guidiziani (Italian, active 1454–1462)
Place of Manufacture: Venice, Italy
Diameter: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Orsato Giustinian, a Venetian nobleman. Beaded edge on both sides.
Obverse: Profile bust of Orsato Giustinian looking to proper left, wearing cap with edges turned up and robe; inscribed at edge “ORSATVS IVSTINIANUS·ET·P·D·EQVES”.
Reverse: Palm tree at center; the Venetian lion lying at base with his head to proper right of tree and leaf above his head; a standing bear of Orsini to proper left of tree; inscribed at edge “·VOLONTASE ·SENATVS·” and at proper left “OPVS/·M·GVI/DIZAN/I”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ORSATVS IVSTINIANUS·ET·P·D·EQVES".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·VOLONTASE ·SENATVS·" and at proper left "OPVS/·M·GVI/DIZAN/I".
1967, Ildebrando Bossi, Genoa; 1967, sold by Bossi to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1967)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour