Summary

Copy of a medal of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. The original medal was by the artist by Quentin Metsys (about 1462-1530). This uniface electrotype copy was made circa 1881 Robert Ready. This electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready perhaps from a bronze cast held by that museum (from the collection of George III, Reg. G3,IP.359). The electrotype in copper plated and toned.

Obverse Description

Draped bust of Erasmus facing left, wearing cap; the bust divides the legend ER ROT; below, 1519; around, legend in Greek then : IMAGO AD VIVA EFFIGIE EXPRESSA

Reverse Description

Plain

Edge Description

Plain

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