Summary

Copy of a medal of Vitale Gemelichio. The original medal, by Pastorino de' Pastorini (known as Pastorino of Siena), was made in 1559. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,IP.462) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 134 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. The original medal is in cast lead, this electrotype has been copper plated and toned.

Obverse Description

Bust of Vitale Gemelichio facing left bearded, wearing a doublet; around, VITALIS GMELICHIVS A . AE . XXXIX; incuse on bust truncation, . P . 1559

Reverse Description

Plain

Edge Description

Plain

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