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Averado III di Chiarissimo, called Bicci

Italian
Renaissance
16th century or modern cast


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 1110, note 2.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 84 mm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.70

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Averado III di Chiarissimo, called Bicci, with a molded rim that projects on both sides. Possibly a later impression from original mold.

Obverse: Profile bust of Averado III looking to the proper left, with close beard and doctorie head-dress; drapery bound around the head and falling long over the shoulder; inscribed at edge “AVERARDUS·MEDIC·COGNOM·BICCIUS·”.

Reverse: A thin dog with its fore paw on a jar, facing to the proper left; inscribed above “FIDE·CONSTANTI·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "AVERARDUS·MEDIC·COGNOM·BICCIUS·".

Reverse: Inscribed above "FIDE·CONSTANTI·".

Provenance

By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer