Copy of a medal of Annibale d'Este. The original medal, by Pastorino of Siena, was made in 1556. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg:G3,FerrM.59) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 244 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).

Annibale was 14 when this medal was cast.

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Bust of Annibale facing right wearing a cuirass and a mantle secured on his right shoulder; around, . ANIBAL ESTENSIS . A . A . XIIII; incuse on neck truncation, 1556

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