Copy of a medal of Cardinal Pietro Bembo. The original medal, by T.P. in 1539. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,IP.143) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 147 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 cast lead, this electrotype is copper plated and toned.

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Bust of Piertro Bembo facing left, bearded, wearing a hooded cassock and a biretta; around incuse, . PETRI BEMBI . CAR . ; on bust truncation the monogram TP

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