Copy of a medal of Benedictus Thetius in two halves. The original medal was made about 1490. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal was acquired by the British Museum and was exhibited in the King's Library in 1881. It is No. 59 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 1880's.
Benedictus Thetius is known only from this medal.
Bust of Benedictus Thetius facing right, in monastic dress; around, BENEDICTVS . THETIVS . FLORIANEN .
Minerva wearing winged helmet standing facing, holding open book in her right arm and resting her left hand on a shield decorated with a gorgon; around, CVNCTA RITE ME DVCE
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
87 mm (Outside Diameter)
[Book] Keary, C F. 1881. Guide to the Italian medals exhibited in the King's library., 28-29 Pages