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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    G3,IP.653

  • Description

    Cast bronze medal. Poor aftercast.(obverse) Bust of Inigo Lopez de Mendoza facing right bearded, wearing a cuirass, and a sash knotted at the back. Beaded border.
    (reverse) Two opposing groups of soldiers, one led by a general on horseback holding a baton, confronting each other on a broken bridge. Beaded border.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1577
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 48 millimetres
    • Weight: 39.01 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        INICVS LOPES MENDOCIA MARC MONDE
      • Inscription Translation

        Inigo Lopes de Mendoza, marquis of Mondejar
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        AGOR NON OBRVOR
      • Inscription Translation

        I am driven but not overwhelmed
      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        IO V MILON F 1577
      • Inscription Translation

        Giovanni Melon 1577
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        latin
      • Inscription Content

        IP (Invictus princeps)?
      • Inscription Translation

        Unconquered leader (possibly)
  • Bibliography

    • Attwood 2003 995a, p.404 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1825

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    G3,IP.653

  • Additional IDs

    • Attwood 995a

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