Summary

Copy of a medal of Doge Leonardo Loredano of Venice. The original medal, by Vettor di Antonio Gambello, was made in about 1510. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg:G3,VenM.8) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 270 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 bronze the electrotype copper plated and toned.

Obverse Description

Bust of Leonardo facing left in ducal robe and berretta; around, LEONAR . LAVREDANVS . DVX . VENETIAR'. ET . C .

Reverse Description

Equity standing toward left holding balanced scales in her right hand and a long sceptre in her left; around, AEQVITAS . PRINCIPIS (the last 'S' reversed)

Edge Description

Plain

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