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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    BNK,ItM.7

  • Description

    Cast bronze medal. Pierced.(obverse) Bust of Leonello d'Este, facing left, with short curly hair, wearing rich, brocaded dress.
    (reverse) Lion on rocky ground, right, singing from scroll of music held by nude cupid, left; in background, tall square pillar on which a mast with inflated sail; eagle seen from behind, perched on leafless tree.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1444
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 101 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        . GE . R . AR / LEONELLVS . MARCHIO / . ESTE NSIS . / . D . FERRARIE . REGII . ET . MVTINE .
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        . OPVS . / PISANI . / PICTORIS
      • Inscription Translation

        Work of Pisanello
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        . M . / CCCC / XLIIII
  • Bibliography

    • Hill 1930 32c, p.10 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1877

  • Acquisition notes

    The Bank of England loaned their Collection to the British Museum in 1865 wishing to make it accessible to the general public. This remained as a separate Collection until 1877 when the Bank Directors decided it would be more useful to the museum and the public if incorporated into the national collection. The Bank of England collection was therefore presented to the British Museum in 1877, any duplicates being sold to create a coins and medals purchase fund.

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    BNK,ItM.7

  • Additional IDs

    • Hill, 32c
  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MI1p10.32C
Bronze medal(cast).

Obverse & Reverse

Bronze medal(cast).

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