Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book II: Aeneas recounts the sack of Troyv. 61: Sinon being ready for heroic deeds or death ('In utrumque paratus')
PORTRAITS
Rulers
ModernItalyNovellaraGonzaga, Camillo (1521-1595, r. 1533-1595)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Symbols
Olive
Arms and Armours
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: CAMILLVS GONZ. COM. NOVELL. AN. XXXIII; the scimitar included among the antique armour on the reverse alludes to the Turkish enemy; the reverse legend proclaims that Gonzaga is ready for war or peace; inscription: .AD. VTRVMQUE. PARATVS.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tuscan
DATE
1555
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. 1881-7-4-9)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 366, no. 902a; v. II, pl. 193
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RELATIONS
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