Summary

Copy of a medal of Giulio Vitriani. The original medal, by Andrea Cambi (called Bombarda "BOM"), was made in about 1570. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,IP.1092) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 211 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.

Giulio Vedriani was a notary of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Obverse Description

Half-length figure of Giulio facing right wearing a shirt and coat; around, IVLII VITRIANI; below figure, ANN. III.; incuse on arm truncation the artist's signature, BOM

Reverse Description

Plain

Edge Description

Plain

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