Summary

Copy of a medal of Duchess Eleonora d'Austria of Mantua (1534-1594), The original medal was by the Italian artist Pastorino de' Pastorini in 1561. This uniface electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready This electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a lead cast held by that museum (from the collection of George III, Reg. G3,MantM.17). The electrotype in copper plated and toned.

Obverse Description

Bust of Eleonora of Austria facing left, wearing a gown with a high collar, a jewel suspended from a row of pearls, an ear-ring, a hat, and a hairnet adorned with jewels; around, LEONORA DVCISSA MANTUAE (translation: Eleonora, duchess of Mantua)

Reverse Description

Plain

Edge Description

Plain

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