Girolamo Savonarola (1452–1498),

Medalist: Niccolò Fiorentino (Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli) Italian

Born into a family of Florentine goldsmiths, Niccolò ranks among the leading portrait medalists of the Italian Renaissance. Working in high relief, he created effigies that are bolder in scale, more varied, and more bluntly realistic than anything produced earlier.

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Girolamo Savonarola (1452–1498)

Maker: Medalist: Niccolò Fiorentino (Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli) (Italian, Florence 1430–1514 Florence) , and his workshop

Date: late 15th century

Culture: Italian

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: Diameter: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)

Classification: Medals and Plaquettes

Credit Line: Ann and George Blumenthal Fund, 1950

Accession Number: 50.58.5

Inscription: Obverse: top of crucifix: INRI [Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews)]; in margin: •HIERONYMVS • SA V • FER • ORD • PRE • VIR • DOCTISSI MVS

Reverse: in margin, on right: GLADIVS • DOMINI • SVP • TERA • CITO • ET VELOCITER; in margin, on left: SPIRITVS • DNI • SVP • TERRA • COPIOSET • HABVDAT
J. Pierpont Morgan ; J. P. Morgan Jr. ; Pierpont Morgan Library (until 1950)