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Cosimo de Medici the Elder (1389-1464) medal
  • Niccoló Fiorentino
    circa 1404–1471
    born: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy) ; died: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy) ; active: Grand Duchy of Tusca
  • Cosimo de Medici the Elder (1389-1464) medal, circa 1465–1469
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.3 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Hurwitz
  • On view: Gallery 401 Cabinet G4
  • 1957.0069
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Recto: Image of man set in profile and facing to the left. Man is wearing a round hat that flares at top. Text at CR and CL. Beading design forms border of medal.

Verso: Image of seated figure facing left in draping material holding out a small sphere in right hand and a fan in left hand. Below image of figure is scrolling design at right and left. Text surrounds image. Beading design forms border of medal.