Copy of a medal bearing a portrait of Pope Julius II (1503-1513). The original medal, possibly by Francesco Raibolini (Francia the Painter) or Pier Maria Serbaldi da Pescia, was struck in 1505 or 1506. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. Electrotype taken from a medal exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881, No. 76 in the catalogue of that exhibition. The original medal is struck bronze, this piece is copper plated and toned.
Pope Julius II commissioned the rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's decoration of the Sistine Chapel.
Bust of Julius II facing right in Papal robes, bare-headed; around, . IVLIVS . II . LIGUR . P . M .
The Conversion of St. Paul; in exergue, CONTRA . STIMVLVM / NE . CALCITRES
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
41 mm (Outside Diameter)
[Book] Keary, C F. 1881. Guide to the Italian medals exhibited in the King's library., 40 Pages