Copy of a medal of Camillo, Count of Novellara. The original medal, by Pastorino of Siena, was made in about 1575. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 Robert Ready. The original medal, acquired by the British Museum with the collection of George III (Reg. G3,MantM.28) which is lead, not bronzed as this copy) , was exhibited in the King's Library in 1881 and is No. 261 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.

Camillo I Gonzaga (1521-1595). From 1545 a military officer. At the end of this career he retired to Novellara , where he devoted himself to religious works and the poor.

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Bust r., in armour, bareheaded. CA MILLVS GONZAGA NOVELLARIE COMES; on bust truncation, . P . (Note, the letter A of CA is tiny)

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