around circumference: CAROLVS V DEI GRATIA ROMAN[orum] IMPERATOR SEMPER AVGVSTVS REX HIS[paniarum] ANNO SAL[utis] MDXXXVII AETATIS SVAE XXXVII; across top: GG
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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- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 149, no. 16.
- Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 739, repro.