Copy in two halves of a medal of Guarino the Elder of Verona. The original medal was made before 1460 by Matteo de' Pasti. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal was exhibited in the King's Library at the British Museum, London, in 1881 and is No. 25 in the catalogue of that exhibition. It is thought that this electrotype was produced in association with that exhibition and publication and acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria where it was displayed in the late 1880s.

"Guarino da Verona (1374-1460, also known as Guarino Guarini) is one of the better known of the early Italian humanists, primarily because of his work in solidifying the educational theory of the new movement and the curriculum and pedagogical practice of humanistic education. He was also renowned for his knowledge of Greek, which played an important part in the school he ran for approximately twenty-five years in Ferrara" Craig Kallendorf in

Obverse Description

Bust of Guarino facing left, in cloak. GVARINVS VERONENSIS

Reverse Description

Within a laurel-wreath, a flowing fountain in a garden setting, the top of the fountain a naked figure standing facing, holding club and resting a shield; around outside the wreath,. MATTHEVS DE PASTIS . F .

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