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Bernardo Soranzo (d. 1540)

Artist:
Medalist: Andrea Spinelli (1508–1572)
Date:
1540
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam. 12 1/4 in. (311 mm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.119
Not on view
Signature: (on obverse, below tranche) ANDREAS SPINELLI / M (illegible, probably F.M.S. for: fecit manu sua)

Inscription: Obverse: BERNARDVS SVPERANTIO; reverse: •MDXL•/•BERNARDO•/•SVPERANTIO•/CORCIRAE INSVLAE•PREF•/•CRETAE•DVCI•TERT•/VENETIAR•CONSILIARIO/•SEX••X•VIRALI•/•DIGNITATE•/•FVNCTO• (Trans.: 1540 - To Bernardo Soranzo, Prefect of the Island of Corfu, Duke of Crete for the third time, councilor of Venice for the sixth time, invested with the dignity of membership in the Council of Ten.)
J. Pierpont Morgan , New York (until at least 1914) ; Joseph Brummer , New York (until 1949; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, June 8–9, 1949, no. 149); [ Blumka Gallery , New York, 1951; sold to MMA ]
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