Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Astrolabes and armillary spheresArmillary Spheres
PORTRAITS
Professions and trades
CollectorsMantova Benavides, Marco (1489-1582)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Fidelity (Fidelitas)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: M. MANT. BENAVIDIVS. PATAVIN. I.C. COMES. ET. EQ; signed below: LVD LEO; on the reverse, a youth attacked by three lions, with an armillary sphere above (allegory of fidelity); inscription: (tendril) ET SI. CORPVS. NON. FIDES. MACVLABITVR
ARTIST/CREATOR
Leoni, Lodovico (born 1536 or 1537, died 1612)
DATE
1560s
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Illustrious Persons 117)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 200, no. 303a; v. II, pl. 70
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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