Summary

Copy of a medal depicting Galeazzo Maria Sforza. The original medal attruibuted to Ambrogio da Clivate was produced in 1470. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. It is thought that this electrotype was produced in association with an exhibition of Italian medals in the King's Library in 1881 (No. 38 in the catalogue) and was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria where it was displayed probably from the late 1880s.The electrotype is copper plated and toned. The two sided bronze cast original is in the British Museum collection (Reg: M.3149).

Obverse Description

Bust of Galeazzo facing right wearing chain armour and cuirass, head bare; around, GALEAZ . MA . SF . VICECOMES . DVX . MEDIOLANI . OVIT' . 1470

Reverse Description

Lion seated facing left over flames; he wears richly decorated helm and holds in right forepaw a flaming log from which are suspended two buckets; around, DVCALI' . MAIESTAT' . ASSERTOR . HVMANI . GENERIS . DECVS; crowned letters G and M in field divided by the helmet

Edge Description

Plain

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