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Medal with Cosimo I de Medici

Artist Domenico de' Vetri (Italian, 1480–1547)
Title Medal with Cosimo I de Medici
Date 1537
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Weight (24.9g): 0.05 lb.
Object: 1 3/8 × 1/8 in. (3.5 × 0.3 cm)
Overall: 1 3/8 × 1/8 in. (3.5 × 0.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Gloria Middeldorf in Memory of Ulrich Middeldorf, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
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Cosimo I de Medici (1519–1574), Grand Duke of Tuscany, was a renowned patron of the arts. He enhanced the Florentine cityscape with new architecture, sculpture, and gardens, and maintained a collection of bronzes, marble statues, antiquities, and medals. He also commissioned medals bearing his own portrait.

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