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around circumference: HIC BELLI FVLMEN POPVLOS PROSTRAVIT ET VRBES; lower center on tablet: CONST / ANTIVS F[ecit]


Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his heirs; purchased with the entire Dreyfus collection 9 July 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 31 January 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1957 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Renaissance Portraits, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1953, no cat.
Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991-1992, no. 107, repro.
The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Frick Collection, New York; National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1994-1995, no. 21, repro.
Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2004, no. 322A, repro.
Raby, Julian. "A Sultan of Paradox: Mehmed the Conqueror as a patron of the arts." Oxford Art Journal 5, no. 1 (1982): 3-8, fig. 1.
Raby, Julian. "Pride and Prejudice: Mehmed the Conqueror and the Italian portrait medal," Studies in the History of Art 21 (1987): 176, 177 fig. 5, 178.
Spinale, Susan Elizabeth. "The Portrait Medals of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II (r. 1451-81)." Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2003: 123-135.
Salomon, Xavier F. "Bellini and the East, Boston and London [review of the exhibition]." The Burlington Magazine 148, no. 1237 (April 2006): 301-302.
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 145, repro.
Waddington, Raymond B. "Breaking News: Representing the Islamic Other on Renaissance Medals." The Medal 53 (Autumn 2008): 9, 11 fig. 3 (images of both obverse and reverse numbered fig. 3), 19 nn. 33-35.
James, Carolyn, and F.W. Kent. "Margherita Cantelmo and Agostino Strozzi: Friendship's Gifts and a Portrait Medal by Costanzo da Ferrara." I Tatti Studes in the Italian Renaissance 12 (2009): 108-109, fig. 1.