Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
Alexander the GreatIndividual scenes Alexander placing the works of Homer in a golden casketAdaptations
PORTRAITS
Commanders, soldiers, etc
Commanders Ancient RomeC. Pompeius Magnus (106-48 BC)
Further details
Cast bronze medal; inscription obverse: POMPEIVS .MA.; the reverse is adapted from part of a design on an intaglio attributed to Belli, now in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. This gem reproduces the grisaille scene of Alexander preserving the books of Homer by Raphael (Stanza della Segnatura)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Belli, Valerio (c1468-1546)
DATE
1530s circa
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. M 0103)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
P. Attwood, Italian Medals c. 1530-1600, London 2003, v. I, p. 223, no. 389a; v. II, pl. 79
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RELATIONS
British Museum database
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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