Summary

Copy of a medal bearing a portrait of Livia Colonna. The original medal, by Pastorino de' Pastorini, was made in the mid16th Century. This uniface electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original two sided cast bronze medal was from the collection of King George III then part of the British Museum collection (Reg: G3,VP.106, reverse). 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

Bust of Livia Colonna facing left, wearing a gown, an ear-ring and braided hair adorned with a fillet; around, . LIVIA COLVMNA

Reverse Description

Plain

Edge Description

Plain

More Information