Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac AriesSingle figureWithout a ring around its body
PORTRAITS
Rulers
ModernItalyFlorenceMedici, Francesco (1541-1587, r. 1574-1587)
Sitters A-Z
Medici, Francesco grand duke of Tuscany from 1574 (1541-1587)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Symbols
Crown
EagleImperial Eagle
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: FRANCISCVS. MED. MAGNIVS. ETRVRIAE. DVX.II.; signed below: .M.B.; on reverse Aries, with eagle holding the grand-ducal coronet above and, to left, three stars; inscription: .SIC. .DEO. PLACVIT 1576
ARTIST/CREATOR
Monogrammist M.B. (active from the mid-1570s to the early 1590s)
DATE
1576
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Tuscan M 226)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 412, no. 1006a; v. II, pl. 209
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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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