Iconography
PORTRAITS
Professions and trades
Authors and philosophers Post-ClassicalAriosto, Ludovico (1474-1533)
Sitters A-Z
Ariosto, Ludovico (1473-1533)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Symbols
Snake
ToolsShears
Imprese and personal devices
IndividualAriosto, Ludovico (1474-1533)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: LVDOVICVS ARIOSTVS.; signed on truncation, incised: DOM POG F; on reverse, a hand holding shears cutting off a snake's tongue; insription: PRO BONO MALVM.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Poggini, Domenico (1520-1590)
DATE
1560s second half, circa
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. M 0198)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, pp. 344-345, no. 818a; v. II, pl. 177
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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