Copy of a medal of Laura Gonzaga Trivulzio. The original medal, by an unknown artist, was made in about 1550. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,MantM.13) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 260 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.

Obverse Description

Bust of Laura Gonzaga Trivulzio facing right, wearing a collared gown, an ear-ring and a (widow's?) veil which falls onto her shoulders; around, LAVRA GONZ . TRIVL

Reverse Description

The river-god Mincio reclining by a tree, holding in his left hand an urn from which water flows; in background, a landscape with trees and a town; around above, SEMPER . ILLAESA; below, MINC

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