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Pope Gregory XIII

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1572 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bonzagna, Gian Federigo, born 1508 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.22-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal is depicting Ugo Boncampagni (1502-1585), who became Pope Gregory XIII in 1572. It is made by Gian Federigo Bonzagna.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the bust to the left of Gregory, bearded, wearing a skull-cap and a cardinal's cape. Inscription. On the reverse a destroying angel, holding a cross and a sword, advancing to the right towards a group of Huguenots. Some lying dead or wounded, others flying. Inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1572 (made)

Artist/maker

Bonzagna, Gian Federigo, born 1508 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Gilt bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'GREGORIVS . XIII . PONT . MAX . AN . I / . F . P'
obverse

'VGONOTTORVM . STRAGES . 1572'
reverse

Object history note

Formerly described in the Departmental records as "found in a drawer in a bookcase in the Visitor's Room Almost certainly not on charge to A/S Dept." Written on with a group of unnumbered medals RF 96/1279.

Descriptive line

Medal, gilt bronze, Pope Gregory XIII, by Federigo Parmense, Italian, 1572

Subjects depicted

Cross; Sword; Angel

Categories

Coins & Medals; Christianity; Religion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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