Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
Single figure StandingPost-classical
Adaptations
AttributesObelisk
LITERATURE
Modern
Valeriano, PierioHieroglyphica (1556)
PORTRAITS
Professions and trades
Authors and philosophers Post-ClassicalBolzanio or Dalle Fosse, Pierio Valeriano (1477-1558)
Sitters A-Z
Bolzanio or Dalle Fosse, Pierio Valeriano (1477-1558)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: (leaf). PIERIVS. VALERIANVS. BELLVNENSIS; on reverse Mercury with his left hand placed against an obelisk, on which are inscribed hieroglyphics; vertical in field: INSTAVRATOR
ARTIST/CREATOR
Unidentified Paduan medallist II
DATE
1556 - 1560
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. George III Illustrious Persons 1098)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 198, no. 300a; v. II, pl. 69
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
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