Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Single figure Heads
Myths LovesOmphale or IoleAlone
Myths LovesOmphale or IoleWith HerculesAlone
Further details
Cast silver medal; the obverse does not belong with the reverse and both are adapted from ancient representations; inscription reverse: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙ .ΡΑΧΕΝΙΩΝ.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Anonymous
DATE
16th century
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Coins & Medals) (BM. M 0288)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Corpus of Medals
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Adolf Furtwängler, Die antiken Gemmen, Berlin 1900, plate XLI, no. 35; Ernst F. Bange, Die italienischen Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock, vol. 2, Berlin 1924, 120; Philip Attwood, Italian medals c.1530-1600 in British public collections, London, British Museum Press, 2003, pl. 1237a p. 478
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RELATIONS
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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