Copy of a medal of Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua. The original medal was made before 1478 by Pietro di Fano. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal was exhibited in the King's Library at the British Museum, London, in 1881 and is No. 48 in the catalogue of that exhibition. It is thought that this electrotype was produced in association with that exhibition and publication and acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria where it was displayed in the late 1880s. Ludovico III was Marquis of Mantua (1412-1478).

Obverse Description

Bust of Ludovico III facing left in armour and coat, wearing flat round cap; around, LVDOVICVS DE GONZAGA MARCHIO MANTVAE AC DVCALIS LOCVMTENENS GENERALIS FR SFORSIA

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