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Inscription

around circumference: .DE.FORTI.DVLCEDO.*.M.D.C.V.* (The temperance of the strong, 1605); in exergue: .GIOR.RA (Giorgio Rancetti)

Provenance

Purchased c. 1960/1985 by Lisa and Leonard Baskin, Leeds, Massachusetts; gift 1998 to NGA.

Bibliography
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 831, repro.