Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths ExploitsHercules and AntaeusAloneAntaeus lifted off the ground → Antaeus having his arms pinned against his sides
PORTRAITS
Rulers
ModernItalyFlorenceMedici, Alessandro (1512-1537, r. 1532-1537)
Sitters A-Z
Medici, Alessandro duke of Florence from 1532 (1512-1537)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; the reverse belongs with the medal of Cosimo de' Medici by Vetri; inscription obverse: .ALEX. MED. FLO RENTIAE. DVX. PRIMVS.; inscription reverse: HERCVLEE. VIRTVTIS VLTIMVS. CONATVS.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Vetri, Domenico de' (Domenico di Polo) (c1480-c1547)
DATE
1537 circa
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Tuscan M 196)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 327, no. 773a; v. II, pl. 164
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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