Copy of a medal of Giovanni Antonio Novello. The original medal, by Pastorino de' Pastorini was made in 1560. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,IP.708) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 131 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. (Note: the original medal is cast lead, this copy has been copper plated).

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Bust of Giovanni Antonio Novello facing right, bearded, wearing a doublet and a coat with a fur collar; around, IO. ANT. NOVELLVS ANNOR LI

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