Lysippus the Younger (Italian, active Rome, ca. 1470–84)
Diam. 4 cm, wt. 30.13 g
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
The obverse depicts Pope Sixtus IV (Francesco d’Albescola della Rovere, 1414 – 1484; r. 1471 – 84), and the reverse shows the seated Sixtus IV being crowned by Saint Francis and Saint Anthony of Padua. The medal was made upon the occasion of the election of the pope in 1471. This medal in silver is a slightly less worn version of 1975.1.1279.
Inscription: Inscribed on the obverse: SIXTVS· IIII· PONT[ifex]· MAX[imus]· SACRI· CVLT[or]; inscribed on the reverse: +HE[a]C DAMVS IN TERRIS· AETERNA DABVNTVR OLIMPO
Henry Oppenheimer, London; Oppenheimer
sale, Christie’s, London, 27 July 1936, lot 78, including
No. 73 (1975.1.1279) and four other medals (for £21 to
[ John Hunt, London]). Acquired by Robert Lehman through
Hunt from the Oppenheimer sale.
Artist: Lysippus the Younger (Italian, active Rome, ca. 1470–84)Date: 1471Medium: Bronze (Copper alloy with warm brown patina and remnants of black wax or lacquer)Accession: 1975.1.1279On view in:Not on view
Artist: Lysippus the Younger (Italian, active Rome, ca. 1470–84)Date: ca. 1475 (possibly cast early 16th century)Medium: Bronze (copper alloy with a warm brown patina)Accession: 1975.1.1281On view in:Not on view