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Inscription

around circumference: LVDOVICA FELICINA RVBEA; lower right incised on truncation: 1557 P

Provenance

Joseph Fau, Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 3-8 March 1884, 2nd day, no. 461); 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.

Bibliography
1967
Hill, George Francis, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967: no. 329.
1987
Beale, Arthur. "Surface Characteristics of Renaissance Medals and Their Interpretation." Studies in the History of Art 21 (1987):29-30, repro.
1987
Farrell, Eugene. "Non-Destructive Instrumental Analysis of Medals." Studies in the History of Art 21 (1987):41, repro.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 374, repro.