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Reference:4091 Portrait Medal of the Emperor Commodus, c. 1520

Bust of the Emperor Commodus, right. Lion attacking a horse before a columned and arched building. By Giovanni Bernardi da Castel Bolognese. Bronze. 42 mm. (1.65 inches) in diameter.

Condition: Almost very fine, flatness to the head of the lion.

Notes: An extremely rare original striking, on a thick and heavy flan, the weight of which is 75.50 grammes.

References: Philip Attwood, ''Giovanni Bernardi and the question of medal attribution in 16th century Italy'', Perspectives on the Renaissance Medals (2000), p. 169, fig. 11.