Copy of a medal of Vincenzo di Andrea Malipieri. The original medal, by Maffeo Olivieri, was made in 1523. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 274 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 Vincenzo facing right in plain Venetian robe, bare-headed; around, VINCENTIVS. MARIPETRO. AND. F. AN. AET. XLVII.

Reverse Description

Crowned eagle, wings spread, rising from a rock in the sea around, REGALIS. CONSTANTIA; in exergue, . M . D . XXIII

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