Copy of a medal of Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503). The original medal, by an unknown artist, was made in about 1500. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal probably from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,PMAE3.4) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 314 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.
Bust of Pope Alexander VI facing left in papal robes, bare-headed; around, ALEXANDER . VI . PONT . MAX . I VST . PACIS . Q . CVLTOR .
Castle of St. Angelo; around, ARCEM IN MOLE DIVI . HADR . INSTAVR . FOSS AC PROPVGNACVLIS . MVN .
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
56 mm (Outside Diameter)
King's Library No.314
[Book] Keary, C F. 1881. Guide to the Italian medals exhibited in the King's library., 81 Pages