- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Bust of Peter Martyr, right, in cap, ruff, and clerical dress. (obverse)
- Production date
- 1720 (circa)
Diameter: 27.500 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
One of Dassier's series of the Protestant Reformers.
Hawkins states (1885): “Peter Martyr Vermigli was born at Florence 8 Sept. 1500. He became a monk of the Augustine order at Fiesole, and, after occupying several important posts, he adopted the views of the Reformers, and went to Switzerland, and thence to Strasburg. At the invitation of Cranmer he came to England in Dec. 1547, and was appointed in 1549 Professor of Divinity at Oxford, and 24 Oct. 1550, Canon of Christchurch. After the accession of Mary he retired to Strasburg, where he arrived 3 Nov. 1553, and thence to Zurich in 1556. During the reign of Elizabeth attempts were made to prevail on him to return to England, but without success. He died at Zurich 12 Nov. 1562.”
See Van Mieris, Frans, ‘Histori der Nederlandsche Vorsten’, &c., Gravenhaage, 1732-1735, III. 191; Gaetani, Pier Antonio, Count., ‘Museum Mazzuchellianum seu Numismata Virorum doctrina præstantium, &c.’ I. Pl. lxviii. 2.
The British Museum also has a bronze example with the same registration no.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (67) (8)