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Portrait of John VIII Palaoelogus, Emperor of Constantinople, 1424-1428 (obverse) and (reverse)

Portrait of John VIII Palaoelogus, Emperor of Constantinople, 1424-1428 (obverse) and (reverse)

c. 1438-1439

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Pisanello

(Italian, Ferrara, c. 1395-1455)

Lead

Diameter: 10.4 cm (4 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1974.109

Description

The art of the medal was introduced into Italy by Pisanello, His work as a medalist began with the portrait medal of this emperor, who, in 1438, visited the Council of Ferrara.

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Lead

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