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Federigo da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino

Artist:
Medalist: Savelli Sperandio (Italian, Mantua 1425?–?1504 Venice)
Date:
ca. 1474–82
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 89 mm
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Anne D. Thomson, 1923
Accession Number:
23.280.28
Not on view
The Mantuan-born artist Sperandio was active throughout northern Italy. This medal is a late aftercast of an example that was probably modeled immediately after Federico's death.
Signature: Reverse: • OPVS • SPERANDEI.

Inscription: Obverse: in margin: DV • FE • VRB • DCS • MôTE • AC • DR • CM • REG • CP • GE • AC • S • RO • ECCt • CN • INVICTI [trans.: Divi Federici Vrbini Dvcis Montefeltri ac Dvrantis Comitis Regii Capitanei Generalis ac Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Confalonerii Invicti, "Effigy of divine Frederic, Duke of Urbino, count of Montefeltro and of Castel-Durante, captain-general of the king and invincible guardian of the Holy Roman Church."]
Anne D. Thomson (until 1923; bequeathed to MMA)
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