Iconography
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
Symbols
Rhinoceros
Further details
Cast bronze medal; the reverse does not belong with the obverse and is not by Ruspagiari; inscription obverse: DVX FERRA RIAE IIII; on reverse a spined rhinoceros; inscription: VRGET MAIORA
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ruspagiari, Alfonso (1521-1576)
DATE
1550s circa
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Ferrara M 32)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 283, no. 651a; v. II, pl. 129
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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