Copy of a medal of the sculptor and medallist Lorenzo Ciglia Mocchi. The original medal attributed to Niccolo Spinelli (Niccolo Fiorentino) was cast in 1495. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 Robert Ready. This electrotype was not part of the British Museum's King's Gallery Exhibition of 1881. It's acquisition by the National Gallery of Victoria and thus Museum Victoria is yet to be traced.

Obverse Description

Bust of Lorenzo facing right wearing small cap; around, . LORENZO . DI FRANC ES CHO CIGLA MOCCHI .

Reverse Description

Fortune, holding sail aloft, standing on a dolphin which swims to the left; at left, the wind rising from the sea blowing the sail (also described as a radiant sun); around, L . C . M . . ARIDEAT . VSQVE .; above sea at right, 1495

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