Iconography
PORTRAITS
Professions and trades
Authors and philosophers ClassicalPlato
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Wisdom (Sapientia)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse:ΠΛΑΤΩΝΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΡΙΣΤΩΝΟΣ; on reverse, a draped woman, her foot placed on a ball, holding a sieve which contains a letter A and from which fall letters of the Greek alphabet; inscription reverse, in field: ΣΟΦΙΑ. ΕΝΤΕΛΕΧΕΙΑ
ARTIST/CREATOR
Belli, Valerio (c1468-1546)
DATE
1530s circa
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. 1906-11-3-999)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 212, no. 329a; v. II, pl. 75
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Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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