Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Apollo
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceKnown prototypesGemsNaples, Museo Archeologico (Apollo and Marsyas)
Marsyas
Apollo and Marsyas Apollo with Marsyas bound to a tree
PORTRAITS
Rulers
ModernItalyParma and PiacenzaFarnese, Ottavio (1524-1586, r. 1547-1549 and 1550-1586)
Sitters A-Z
Farnese, Ottavio (1524-1586)
SOCIAL LIFE
Music
Musical instrumentsStringPluckedLyre
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: OCTAVIVS. F. PARM. ET. PLAC. DVX. II.; signed below: .I.F.P; inscription reverse: CVM. DIIS. NON. CONTEN DENDVM
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bonzagna, Gian Federigo (born 1508, died 1586)
DATE
circa 1550
LOCATION
London, British Museum (BM. George III Various Princes 75 (re-registered as M 0115))
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 392, no. 956a
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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