Summary

Copy of a medal of Onorato 'the little monster'. The original medal, by Pastorino de' Pastorini, was made in about 1555. This uniface electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original uniface cast lead medal was from the collection of King George III then part of the British Museum collection (Reg: G3,IP.680). It is thought that this electrotype was produced in association with an exhibition of Italian medals in the King's Library in 1881 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.

Obverse Description

Draped bust of Onorato facing left, hair in layers; around, . HONORATVS . MOSTELLVM . (translation: Onorato, the little monster.)

Reverse Description

Plain

Edge Description

Plain

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