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Medal - Eufrasia di Piacenza

Eufrasia di Piacenza

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1525 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze gilt medal made in Italy in about 1525. The obverse of this medal shows the bust to the right of a lady and the inscription 'Diva Euphrasia Plac'. The reverse shows a statue of Venus Victorious, in a circular temple.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


ca. 1525 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Bronze gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'Diva Euphrasia Plac'


Diameter: 3.8 cm

Object history note

Purchased in Paris (Piot sale, 1864, 25-30 April, £1 19s. 2d.).

Descriptive line

Medal, gilt bronze, Eufrasia di Piacenza, Italy, 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1864. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 43
Scher, Stephen K., ed. The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance. New York: 1994. pp. 53-54. Catalogue of the exhibition held National Gallery, New York, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, January 1994-January 1995
Turckheim-Pey, Sylvie de. Medal entries. In : Pisanello: Le Peintre aux Sept Vertus, Paris: 1996, pp. 404, 405. Catalogue of exhibition held Musée du Louvre, Paris, 6 May 1996-5 August 1996
[Handlist entry] The Medal: Mirror of History. Exhibition held British Museum, London , 17 May-9 September 1979





Subjects depicted

Lady; Temple


Medallions; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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