Bertoldo di Giovanni (Italian, born Florence (?) ca. 1430–40, died 1491 Poggio a Caiano)
Diameter: 56 mm
Medals and Plaquettes
Rogers Fund, 1974
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]