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Cosimo de Medici - Item #237

$ 30.00

cosimo-de-medici-flat-white

 

3 Inches High x 3 Inches Wide

PLEASE NOTE: This piece can either be hung or placed on a flat surface. Make a note with your preference when ordering so we know whether or not to include a hook.

During the Renaissance it became popular for various rulers and wealthy families to commission medals. Inspired by Roman coins, the medals were an inexpensive, easy way to circulate images of important figures. In addition to an image there was often a message that served to convey political propaganda. This medal's inscription, created c. 1465/1469, translates to read, "Cosimo de Medici, the Father of the Country by Public Decree."

 

Artist: Michelozzo di Bartolommeo

Museum: Unknown

Time Period: Renaissance

1911 Catalog ID # - 11718