Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book V: Games in honour of Anchises on Sicily, journey towards Italyvv. 709-718: After the burning of the ships, Nautes comforts Aeneas and suggests to take only the daughtiest on to Italy
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Astrolabes and armillary spheresArmillary Spheres
PORTRAITS
Rulers
ModernItalyFerraraEste, Ercole II (1508-1559, r.1534-1559)
Sitters A-Z
Este, Ercole II (1508-1559) duke of Ferrara from 1534
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Patience (Patientia)General
Imprese and personal devices
IndividualEste, Ercole II (1508-1559)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: .HERCVLES ESTENSIS II FERR DVX IIII; signed to right: POMPEIVS; on reverse, personification of Patience; the motto is from Virgil, Aeneid, V, 710; inscription: .SVPERANDA OMNIS FORTVNA.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Leoni, Pompeo (c1533-1608)
DATE
1554
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Ferrara M 37)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, pp. 137-138, no. 115a; v. II, pl. 31
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RELATIONS
British Museum Database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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