around circumference: NUNC REDEUNT.ANIMIS.INGENTIA.CONSULIS.ACTA*ET FORMIDATI.SCEPTRIS.ORACLA MINISTRI* (Now one remembers the great deeds of the Governor and the words of the Minister feared at Court); in exergue: NOBILE PAR FRATRVM SAEVO / FVROR ORE TRVCIDAT. / XXAVGVSTI. (The noble brothers were killed in a terrible massacre on 20 August ; enlarged letters in the exergue inscription read: ILVM[.?]VV[.?]VCID[.?]XX[.?]A); on sections of ribbon: MENS / AGITAT / MOLEM / ET MAGNO / SE COR / PORE / MISCET (Spirit moves the world and assumes appearance in noble bodies)
Purchased c. 1960/1985 by Lisa and Leonard Baskin, Leeds, Massachusetts; gift 1998 to NGA.
- Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 937, repro.