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Medal: Alfonso de Brandeligi Trotti

Date:
ca. 1520–30 (possibly cast in the 17th century)
Culture:
Italian, Ferrara
Medium:
Bronze (Copper alloy with brown patina under a worn layer of black lacquer or wax).
Dimensions:
Diam. 6.8 cm, wt. 92.75 g.
Classification:
Medals
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1248
Not on view
On the obverse is a portrait of Alfonso de Brandeligi
Trotti; the reverse is blank. Trotti was a composer from
a distinguished Ferrarese family. In 1514 he sent a motet
(“In Te Speravi”) to Pope Leo X. Trotti’s epitaph is in
San Bernardino Church in Ferrara. This old aftercast is
possibly from the seventeenth century.
Inscription: Inscribed on the
obverse: ALFONSVS BR DE TROTT . DVC . FISCI[f?]
GVB·
Robert Lehman, New York
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