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Francesco Niconizio

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Verona (made)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    della Torre, Giulio (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.240-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal is depicting Francesco Niconizio of Curzola and is made by Giulio della Torre In Verona, in the early 16th century.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the bust to the left of Niconizio, bearded, in a coat with a furred collar, shoulders in three-quarter face. Inscription. On the reverse a palm-tree. On the left Mercury, standing full face, wearing a chlamys and the winged petasus, and carrying the caduceus, points to the crest of the tree. Inscription.

Place of Origin

Verona (made)

Date

early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

della Torre, Giulio (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'FRANCISCVS NICONITIVS NIGROCORCYREVS . C'
obverse

'SOLO PER LEI' LSVO INTELLETT' ALZAI : OV' ALZATO PER SENON FORMAI'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.2 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Francesco Niconizio of Curzola, by Giulio della Torre, Italy (Verona), early 16th century

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

Hill, George Francis. A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance, Before Cellini, Volume I, Text. London: British Museum, 1930, no. 581
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 31

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Caduceus; Chlamys; Palm tree; Petasus

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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