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A sestertius of Hadrian, AD 134-38, into which has been set a small silver applique badge of the Gonzaga family. The Gonzaga were the ruling family of Mantua from 1328, acquiring the titles of marquis in 1433 and of duke in 1530, and were notable patrons of art in the15th and 16th centuries. Their now dispersed collection is amongst the most significant in European art history.: CM.LS.3432-R

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A sestertius of Hadrian, AD 134-38, into which has been set a small silver applique badge of the Gonzaga family. The Gonzaga were the ruling family of Mantua from 1328, acquiring the titles of marquis in 1433 and of duke in 1530, and were notable patrons of art in the15th and 16th centuries. Their now dispersed collection is amongst the most significant in European art history.

Maker(s)

Ruler: Hadrian (117-138)
State: Roman Empire
Mint: Rome

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Notes

History note: Bequeathed to Corpus by the Revd. Samuel Savage Lewis, 1891; ex Gonzaga collection (Mantua).

Place(s) associated

  • Rome

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1991) by Lewis, S. S.

Dating

134 CE - 138 CE

Components of the work

Object composed of copper alloy Diameter 33 mm Die Axis 180 degrees Weight 19.08 g

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.LS.3432-R
Primary reference Number: 103258
BMC: III, 467.1495
Ordering: RI-0362
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 6 August 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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