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Girolamo Savonarola (1452–1498)

Maker:
Medalist: Niccolò Fiorentino (Niccolò di Forzore Spinelli) (Italian, Florence 1430–1514 Florence) , and his workshop
Date:
late 15th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Ann and George Blumenthal Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.58.5
Not on view
The Dominican reformer Savonarola, prior of San Marco, was the nemesis of the Medici.
Inscription: Obverse: top of crucifix: INRI; in margin: •HIERONYMVS • SA V • FER • ORD • PRE • VIR • DOCTISSI MVS

Reverse: in margin, on right: GLADIVS • DOMINI • SVP • TERA • CITO • ET VELOCITER; in margin, on left: SPIRITVS • DNI • SVP • TERRA • COPIOSET • HABVDAT
J. Pierpont Morgan ; J. P. Morgan Jr. ; Pierpont Morgan Library (until 1950)
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