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Reference:4583 Ludovica Felicini de' Rossi, 1557

Bust facing to right, wearing a richly decorated gown, a jewel suspended from around her neck, and wearing an ear-ring , her braided hair adorned with fillets and pearls. LVDOVIA FELICINA RVBEA. Continuous beaded border. Signed and dated on the truncation 1557 P (incuse). Reverse en cavo. By Pastorino de' Pastorini. Bronze, cast. 64 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Nearly extremely fine, and an early cast taken from a pierced example.

Notes: An attractive and sharply defined cast of extremely high quality, the fields beautifully tooled, with a rich and warm brown patina; altogether, a most pleasing medal.

References: Armand I. 205, 102; Habich pl. LXXXV; Heiss 329; Bargello ii, 371; Attwood 576.