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Inscription

around circumference: +DO[NO] : H[A]EC * FIDES = QVAM x FECIT * (I offer these [victories?] as Faith has accomplished them)[1]

Inscription Notes

[1] This solution of the very eccentric inscription, which had puzzled all previous commentators, is by the late Virginia Woods Callahan (letter of 17 January 1985 to Douglas Lewis, NGA curator).

Marks and Labels

Reverse bears earlier-style NGA accession number in red paint.

Provenance

Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.

Bibliography
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:69, no. 100, as by Antico.
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 86, no. 120, pl. 35, as by Antico.
1951
National Gallery of Art. Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. Washington, 1951: 149, as by Antico.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 8, no. 2, fig. 70, as by Antico.