Copy of a medal of Mehmet II (the Conqueror) of the Ottoman Empire. The original medal was by the Italian artist Gentile Bellini in Venice. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1883 by Robert Ready. This electrotype was not part of the British Museum's King's Gallery Exhibition of 1881. It's acquisition by the National Gallery of Victoria and thus Museum Victoria is yet to be traced. It is from a bronze held by the British Museum (Reg. 1883,0303.1).

Obverse Description

Bust of Mohammad II facing left, with close cropped beard, wearing turban, and gown with falling collar over under-garment; around, MAGNI SVLTANI F MOHAMETI IMPERATORIS

Reverse Description

The three crowns of Constantinople, Iconium and Trebizond in pale; around, GENTILIS BELLINVS VENETVS EQVES AVRATVS COMES . Q . PALATINVS . F .

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