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Giovanni di Lorenzo de'Medici

Italian
Renaissance
16th century or modern cast


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 82 mm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.71

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Giovanni di Lorenzo de’Medici (1475-1521). Molded rim that projects on both sides. Has a break but is not completely broken. Possibly a later impression from original mold.

Obverse: Profile bust of Giovanni de’Medici looking to proper left, wearing a large curly wig; inscribed at edge “IOANNES·MEDICES”.

Reverse: A rock buffeted by the waves; inscribed above “ERICOR·NON·FRANGOR·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "IOANNES·MEDICES".

Reverse: Inscribed above "ERICOR·NON·FRANGOR·".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer