Summary

Copy of a medal of Petrus Maria. The original medal by Niccolo Fiorentino was cast in about 1490 in Florence. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. This medal discussed in: Creighton E. Gilbert's Caravaggio and His Two Cardinals, Pennsylvania State University, 1995, p.71. Petrus Maria is known only from this medal.

Obverse Description

Bust of Petrus facing left, head bare; around, PETRVS MARIA

Reverse Description

Paris seated on a rock holding a staff in his right hand; around, PARIS VENVS PALLAS IVNO

Edge Description

Plain

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