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Medal: Bust of Marco Sicco

Artist:
Antonio Abondio (Italian, Trento 1538–1591 Vienna)
Date:
model ca. 1560 (probably cast 17th century)
Medium:
Bronze (copper alloy with dark brown patina over warm brown patina.)
Dimensions:
Diam. 4.5 cm, wt. 36.21 g.
Classification:
Medals
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1260
Not on view
Antonio Abondio was an Italian medallist, who active in Italy and later for the imperial courts in Vienna and Prague. On the obverse is a portrait of Marco Sicco, who may possibly be identified as a Milanese statesman, and on the reverse is his coat of arms. Note that the E from AET is missing. The work is probably a seventeenth-century aftercast.
Inscription: Inscribed on the obverse:
D· MARCVS· SICCVS· CANO· REG· A[e]T· AN·XXX
Adalbert von Lanna, Prague; Lanna sale, Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, 13 – 15 May 1911, lot 328; Henry Oppenheimer, London; Oppenheimer sale, Christie’s, London, 28 July 1936, lot 184, including No. 86 (1975.1.1259) and another medal (to [John Hunt, London]). Acquired by Robert Lehman through Hunt from the Oppenheimer sale.
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