Copy of a postumous medal of Isabetta Ruggieri (sometimes Elisabetta Ruggiera). The original medal, by Pastorino de'Pastorini was made in about 1555. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready.The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,IP.887) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 160 in the catalogue of that exhibition. It is thought that this electrotype as 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 copy has been copper plated and toned.

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Bust of Isabetta facing right, wearng a gown with a low square-cut neck, a necklace, and braided hair adorned with a fillet; around, . ISABETTA . . RVGGIERA; incuse on neck truncation, . P .

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