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Medal: Cadinal Francesco degl' Alidossi

Artist:
Francesco Francia (Italian, Bologna ca. 1447–1517 Bologna)
Date:
1505–10
Medium:
Bronze (Copper alloy with a honey-colored patina).
Dimensions:
Diam. 6 cm, wt. 72.9 g.
Classification:
Medals
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1274
Not on view
The obverse bears a portrait of Cardinal Francesco
degl’Alidossi (died 1511), cardinal legate of Bologna and
Romagna; the reverse shows Jupiter in a chariot drawn
by two eagles. In the exergue are the symbols of Pisces
and Sagittarius, the astrological signs of the planet
Jupiter. This is the only medal securely attributed to the Bolognese artist Francesco Francia; it was
possibly cast to commemorate Alidossi’s election as cardinal
of Pavia in 1505 or his election as legate to Bologna
and Romagna in 1508/9. In 1510 he was appointed
bishop of Bologna.
Inscription: Inscribed on the obverse: · ALIDOXIVS· CAR[dinalis]·
PAPIEN[sis]· BON[oniae]· ROMANDIOLAE· Q[ue] C·
LEGAT· FR; inscribed on the reverse: HISAVIBVS
CVRRVQ[ue] CITO DVCERIS AD ASTRA
Henry Oppenheimer, London; Oppenheimer sale, Christie’s, London, 27 July 1936, lot 67, including No. 98 (1975.1.1275) and another medal (to [ John Hunt, London]). Acquired by Robert Lehman through Hunt from the Oppenheimer sale.
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