Summary

Copy of a medal bearing a portrait of Tommaso Rangone. The original medal, by an unknown artist (perhaps Jacopo Tatti Kress p.78), was made in the 16th Century. 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. 85 in the catalogue) and was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria where it was displayed probably from the late 1880s.The two piece electrotype is copper plated and toned. It was not taken from BMC Reg. M.250 as the electrotype shows a hole in it's original, M.250 in not holed.

Obverse Description

Bust of Tommaso facing right, bearded, wearing a coat; around, THOMAS PHILOLOGVS RAVENNAS

Reverse Description

Hercules as an infant, held by Jupiter in the form of an eagle, about to be suckled by Juno, who reclines nude in a circle of stars (the newly formed Milky Way). Below lillies and three birds. A. IOVE. ET. SOROR. GENITA (translation: Brought forth by Jupiter and his sister))

Edge Description

Plain

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