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Filippo de' Medici, Archbishop of Pisa, 1462–1474

Artist:
Bertoldo di Giovanni (Italian, born Florence (?) ca. 1430–40, died 1491 Poggio a Caiano)
Date:
ca. 1468–69
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 56 mm
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.166
Not on view
The Florentine Bertoldo made this medal as part of an effort to win a cardinal's hat for Filippo, a cousin of Lorenzo de'Medici.
Inscription: Obverse: inscribed on ribbon: VIRTUTE SUPERA [trans.: Overcome by means of virtue.]; in margin, at bottom within a tasseled cord from an archbishop's hat: PHVLIPPVS DE MEDICIS ARCHIEPISCHOPVS PISANVS

Reverse: at bottom: ET· IN · CARNE · MEA · VIDEBO / DEVM · SALVATOREM / MEVM [trans.: And in my flesh I will see God]
[ Blumka Gallery , New York, 1974; sold to MMA ]
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