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Inscription

around circumference: ANT onius S acrae R omanae E cclesiae P res B yte R CARD inalis GRANVEL l ANVS; lower left incised on truncation: IO annes MELON F ecit

Provenance

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. 635.
1974
Davis, Charles. "Medals of Marco Mantova Benavides by Jacob Zagar and Giovanni dal Cavino." Studies in the History of Art vol. 6 (1974):96 repro., 97.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 432, repro.