Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Santacroce, Girolamo, born 1498 - died 1533 (sculptors)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal, representing an Italian poet Jacopo Sannazaro (b. 1458-d. 1530), was made by Girolamo Santacroce (b. 1498-d. 1533) in the 16th century Italy. The reverse of this medal depicting Nativity is in allusion to Sannazaro's poem.

Physical description

Obv., head of Jacopo Sannazaro crowned with laurel. Rev., the Nativity with the Virgin and St. Joseph, and the Child between them. Above angels.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


16th century (made)


Santacroce, Girolamo, born 1498 - died 1533 (sculptors)


Diameter: 35 mm

Descriptive line

Medal Jacopo Sannazaro/Nativity, gilt bronze. Italian 16th century, by Girolamo Santacroce.

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

Armand, A. Les Médailleurs italiens des quinzième et seizième siècles. Paris, 1883. III. 53.
Forrer, Louis. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists. London: Spink & Son Ltd., 1902-30. V. p. 334.


Gilt bronze

Subjects depicted



Medallions; Coins & Medals; Portraits; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.