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Inscription

around circumference: FEDERICVS.EPS.PRENESTIN.SRE.CARDIN.CAESIVS (Federico Cesi, Bishop of Palestrina, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church); under truncation of bust: F[?].P.

Provenance

Purchased by Lisa and Leonard Baskin, Leeds, Massachusetts; gift 1995 to NGA.

Bibliography
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 426, repro.