- Museum number
Cast bronze medal. (whole)
Bust of Cardinal Howard, right, hair long, skullcap on head, in cardinal's robes. (obverse)
Hercules with a torch searing the decapitated necks of the Hydra: an eagle crowns his head with a laurel wreath. On the left, a tree. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 70.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
This medal, which is always cast, was executed at Rome by Giovanni Hamerani in 1683.
Philip Howard was brother to the fifth and sixth Dukes of Norfolk, he was born in 1629, converted to Romanism at Cremona by a Dominican, and created a Cardinal in 1675. He died in 1694, in his sixty-fifth year.
See Pinkerton, J., ‘The Medallic History of England to the Revolution’, London, 1790 (fol.), xxxvi. 4.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (592) (273)