Admission is always free Directions

Open today: 10:00 to 5:00

Inscription

around circumference: MICAT.INTER.OMNES (He shines in the midst of all); around edge in raised lettering: DIE.XXXI.DECEMBER.MDCCXX.EXTVLIT.OS.SACRUM.COELO* (On 31 December 1720 he manifested his sacred countenance from Heaven [Virgil, _Aeneid_, VIII:591])

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. 851, repro.