Copy of a medal of Andrea Gritti, Procurator of St. Mark's, later Doge of Venice. The original medal was by the Italian artist Giovanni Falier in about 1515. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a bronze cast held by that museum (perhaps from Reg. G3,IP.459 but that medal has a lug at the top). The medal commemorates the service of Gritti at either the seige of Brescia or Bergamo

Obverse Description

Bust of Andrea Gritti facing left, with short square-cut beard, wearing cuirass and cloak fastened on left shoulder; around, ANDREAE . GRITTO PROCVR . D . MARCI; below, the artist's signature, . IO F . (the IO as a monogram)

Reverse Description

Andrea Gritti, in armour and helmet, on horse prancing to right, baton in right hand; before him, nude man seen from behind, right hand raised, left hand behind back; in background, city with flag flying on a tower and breach in the walls; around, OPT . DE . PATRIA MERIT.; in exergue, GRAT . CIV

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