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Medal: unidentified sitter

Italian
Renaissance
16th century or modern cast


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

87.72

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of an unidentified sitter. Molded rim that projects on both sides. Probably a later impression from an original mold.

Obverse: Profile bust looking to proper left, fat cheeked with short curly hair and wearing laureate crown; inscribed at edge “IOANNES·AB·ETR·S·R·E·CARD·DIAC·”.

Reverse: A single masted boat at center and seen from behind (or a sail on a turtle’s back); inscribed above “FESTINA·LENTE.”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "IOANNES·AB·ETR·S·R·E·CARD·DIAC·".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FESTINA·LENTE.".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer