Copy of a medal of Antonio de Leyva. The original medal by an unknown 16th century Italian artist. This uniface electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. This uniface electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a two sided bronze cast from the collection of George III held by that museum (Reg: G3,IP.559). The electrotype is copper plated and toned, obverse only.

Obverse Description

Bust of Antonio facing left, wearing a coat with a fur collar, and a cap; around, ANT. LAEVA . CAES . EXER . IN . ITAL . MEDIOL . Q . REI . VIC . GER . (Translation: Antonio de Leyva, Commander of the Imperial army in Italy and Acting Governor of the Republic of Milan)

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