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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1953.36.3
People
Pietri, Italian
Title
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)
Classification
Medals and Medallions
Work Type
medal
Date
1844
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228686
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Copper
Dimensions
4.3 cm diam. x 0.5 cm depth (1 11/16 x 3/16 in.)
43.04 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: obv., l.l.: PIETRI F.
  • inscription: obverse, Latin: [to left of head:] JOANNES; [to right of head:] BOCCACCIO
  • inscription: around outer edge, incised, French: CUIVRE
  • inscription: reverse, Latin: NATUS / CERTALDI / IN ETRURIA / AN M.CCC.XIII / OBIIT / AN. M.CCC.LXXV / SERIES NUMISMATICA / UNIVERSALIS VIRORUM ILLUSTRIUM / M.D.CCC.XLIV / DURAND EDIDIT
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gordon Worcester
Accession Year
1953
Object Number
1953.36.3
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: male in profile right, wearing laurel crown

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