Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Pegasus
Allegories
PORTRAITS
Aristocrats
ItalyFarneseAlessandro (1545-1592)
Sitters A-Z
Farnese, Alessandro (1545-1592)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Imprese and personal devices
IndividualFarnese, Alessandro (1545-1592)
Further details
Cast lead medal; the device on the reverse was invented by Annibal Caro for Alessandro in 1557 at request of Margaret of Austria; inscription obverse: ALEXANDER FARNESIVS. P.P. PRINC. AN. XIII. NAT; inscription reverse: HVIVS AVRA
ARTIST/CREATOR
Poggini, Gianpaolo (1518-c1580)
DATE
1559
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Various Princes 82)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 434, no. 1080a; v. II, pl. 225
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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