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around circumference: HIPPOLYTVS ESTEN[sis] S[acrae] R[omanae] E[cclesiae] PRESB[yter] CARD[inalis] FERRAR[iensis];lower right: FED[ericus] PARM[ensis]


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.
Hill, George Francis, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967: no. 374.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 185, no. 35.
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 429, repro.