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Raphael

Italian
1823
Artist Augustin Armand Caqué (French, 1793–1881)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 42 mm, 45 gm (1 5/8 in., 1.59 oz.)

Accession Number

30.721

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Raphael (1483-1520), Italian painter. Lettered edge.

Obverse: Profile bust of Raphael looking to proper right with long hair; inscribed at edge and under bust.

Reverse: Inscribed at center and below.

Inscription

Inscribed on edge "MONACHII".

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "RAPHAEL SANCTIUS." and under bust "CAQUE F.".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "NATUS/URBINI/IN ITALIA/AN.M.CCCC.LXXXIII./OBIIT/ROMAE/AN.M.D.XX/---/SERIES NUMISMATICA/UNIVERSALIS VIRORUM ILLUSTRIUM/---/M.DCCC.XXIII./DURAND EDITIT".

Provenance

1930, bought by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 1930)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund