Copy of a medal of Bianca Pansana Carcania. The original medal, by Pieto Paolo Galeotio, was made about 1570. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,IP.786) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 177 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 Bianca facing left wearing an elaborately embroidered gown, a double row of pearls, and braided hair adorned with pearls; around, BLANCA PANSANA CARCANIA; in small lettering near edge behind bust the artist signature, PPR

Reverse Description

not held (rock in sea with monsters and drowning people)

Edge Description


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