Copy of a medal of Pope Nicholas V (1447-1455). The original medal, by Andrea Guacialotti, was made in about 1455. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (Reg: G3,PMAE2.1) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 306 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 Nicholas V facing right in papal robes, bare-headed; around, NICOLAVS . PPA . QVINTVS; below bust, . TOMAS .

Reverse Description

A boat sailing to right, inscribed ECLESIA, in which the Pope is seated holding a cross with banner and rudder; around, SEDI ANNO OCTO DI XX OBIT XXV MAR MCCCCIIII; below ,ANDREAS . GVACALOTIS

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