Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 716-886: The prophecy of Anchises
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac LeoSingle figure
PORTRAITS
Rulers
ModernPolandZygmunt II August (1520-1572, r. 1548-1572)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Symbols
Lion and lioness
Further details
Inscription obverse: .D. SIGISMV(n)DVS. II. REX POLONIE AO. REGNI NRI. III. AETATIS. XIII. ANNO D. M.D.XXXII; on reverse, a lion walking to left; inscription: PARCERE SVBIECTIS ET DEB ELLARE SVPERBOS and IVSTVS SICVT LEO; signed below: IOHANNES MARIA PATAVINVS F.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Mosca, Giovanni Maria (born c1495-1499, died 1574)
DATE
1532
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. 1923-6-11-24)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, pp. 462-463, no. 1164a; v. II, pl. 238
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