Marcantonio Passeri (1491–1565), Professor of Philosophy in the University of Padua

Artist:
Medalist: Giovanni del Cavino (Italian, 1500–1570)
Date:
mid-16th century
Culture:
Italian, Padua
Medium:
Bronze, struck
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (38 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.92.1
Not on view
Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) M[arcus].ANTONIVS PASSERVS.PATAVIN[us]. [trans.: Marcantonio Passero of Padua]

Reverse: PHILOSOPHIA COMITE REGREDIMVR [trans.: With Philosophy our companion we walk backwards-- retrace our steps]
[ Canessa , until 1913; sold to MMA ]