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Attila

possibly Italian
probably late 19th to early 20th century


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 50 mm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.446

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy, with dark patina

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Attila (AD 406-453), ruler of the Huns. Drilled hole on edge.

Obverse: Profile bust of Attila looking to proper left, depicted as a faun in armor; inscribed at edge “ATTILA REX”.

Reverse: Walled city; inscribed above “AQVILEIA”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ATTILA REX".

Reverse: Inscribed above "AQVILEIA".

Provenance

Louisa W. Case (1862-1946) and Marian R. Case (1864-1944), Weston; 1920, gift of Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 20, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Louisa W. and Marian R. Case in memory of their father James Brown Case