Summary

Copy of a medal of Doge Girolamo Priuli (1559-1567) of Venice. The original medal, by an unknown artist, was made in 1566. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready..The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg:G3,VenM.1) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 273 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 the electrotype copper plated and toned.

Obverse Description

Half-length figure of Priuli facing right in tunic over which ducal ermine robe, and wearing berretta around, HIERONIMVS PRIOL. VENE. DVX. ANO. P. VIII. AE LXXX : (eighth year of office and the eightieth of his age); in field behind head, 1566

Reverse Description

Draped figures of Justice and Peace embracing; around, IVSTICIA ET PAX OSCVLATESVT (translation: Justice and Peace have embraced)

Edge Description

Plain

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