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Medallion by Selvi 1740
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Medallion by Selvi 1740

Author: Anton Francesco Selvi
Year: 1740
Description: Around 1740 the medallist Anton Francesco Selvi (1679-1753) made a series of seventy-six retrospective portraits of the Medici. On the reverse side for the portrait of Alessandro Ottaviano (1535-1605) he used the rhinoceros, a symbol of invincibility that Alessandro had used on his breastplate armour. Above is Giovio's motto which loosely translates as 'I will not return without victory'. 84 mm in width.
Location: Europe - Southern Europe
Subject: History
Species: Indian Rhino
File Size: 179,5 kb
Dimensions: 1028x1023 px
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