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Inscription

around top circumference: PROVIDENTIA.PRINCIPIS (The prince's beneficence); in exergue: VIAE.MVNITAE. / MDCCXXVII (The roads maintained, 1727)

Provenance

Karl Lunde [1931-2009], New York; gift 1994 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. 670, repro.