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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt, chased

  • Museum number:

    2385-1855

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse a profile bust to the left of Virgil and on the reverse a skull with thigh bone between the jaws, with an inscription.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt, chased

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.66 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Bernal Collection, £2 5s.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver gilt, chased, profile bust of Virgil, Italy, 15th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1855. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 75

Materials

Silver; Gold

Techniques

Chasing

Subjects depicted

Skull

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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