Summary

Copy of the obverse of a medal of Pope Paul II (1464-1471). The original medal, by an unknown artist, was made in about 1470. 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. 310 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 Paul II facing left in papal robes, bare-headed; around, PAVLVS . II . VENETVS . PONT . MAX .

Reverse Description

not held (People approaching to kiss the toe of the Pope, who is enthroned )

Edge Description

Plain

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