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Medal - Medal

Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    1197-1893

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image unavailable

This cast bronze medal depicts St Stephen I. On the reverse side there is an image of the Vernicle, a cloth which was used by St Veronica to wipe the face of Jesus on his way to the crucifixion and on which his features were impressed.

St Stephen served as Pope between 254 and 257.

Physical description

Medal of cast bronze. St Stephen I., elected Pope in 254, d.257. Obv., STEPHANVS.I.PON.M. Bust to right, wearing a cope and cap. Rev. the napkin of St. Veronica.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.56 in

Object history note

Bought for 2s. 6d.

Descriptive line

Medal, St. Stephen, Pope, Bronze, Italy, 16th century.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1893. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1894. pp. 158.

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Stephen (Saint)

Collection code

SCP

Qr_O179467
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