around circumference, with diamond shaped inscription stops: FRAN[ciscus].IIII. D[ei].G[ratia].DVX.MANT V[ae].MONT[is].FER[rati].III.AN[no].I.AET[atis].XXVI (Francesco the fourth by the grace of God fifth duke of Mantua, third duke of Montferrato, in year one of the reign, aged twenty-six); below the truncation, left: G.DVPRE.F[ecit].1612 (G. Dupré made it. 1612); on reverse, the caster's name: J.B.Keller.1654
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; gift 1957 to NGA.
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- Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 642, repro.