Iconography
PORTRAITS
Rulers
ModernItalyFerraraEste, Alfonso II (1533-1597, r.1559-1597)
Aristocrats
ItalyGonzagaMargherita, wife of Alfonso II d'Este (1564-1618)
Types of portrait
Double portraits
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Symbols
Burning coal
Imprese and personal devices
IndividualEste, Alfonso II (1533-1597, r. 1559-1597)
IndividualGonzaga, Margherita (1564-1618)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: .ALF. ET. MARG. GON. FER. II. DVX; on the reverse, a burning coal around which is a ribbon inscribed: (floret) ARDET (floret) AETERNVM
ARTIST/CREATOR
Emilian
DATE
circa 1590 - 1600
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Ferrara M 81)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 299, no. 710a; v. II, pl, 148
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