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Current Location: In storage


Soldani-Benzi, Massimiliano
Mint: Florence




Uniface medal of Gian Gastone de� Medici (1671-1737), 1685.


History note: The Graham Pollard Collection of Medals and Plaquettes, consisting of 276 medals and two plaquettes of the Renaissance and later. This was a selection made to complement the Fitzwilliam�s collection, chosen from a much larger number. His son, Lawrence Pollard, had already donated his papers, his slide collection and selected books and offprints. Graham Pollard (1929-2007) was the leading authority on Italian Renaissance Medals in the post-War period. His entire career was spent at the Fitzwilliam Museum rising from a Gallery Attendant in 1947 to become Keeper of Coins and Medals (1966-1988) and Deputy Director (1969-1988). He was a founding member and the first Chairman of the British Art Medal Society in 1982. His publications include a three-volume catalogue of the Renaissance Medals in the Bargello Museum, Florence (1984-5), and two-volume catalogue of the Renaissance Medals in the National Gallery Washington (2007). As a condition of the AIL allocation all items must be labelled �Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2009�. Lawrence Pollard has given permission for his father�s name to be associated with the collection.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2009-07-13) by HM Goverment in lieu of inheritance tax


Production date: AD 1685

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Object composed of bronze Diameter 87 mm Weight 156 g

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Accession number: CM.807-2009
Primary reference Number: 200480
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Created: Monday 9 February 2015 Updated: Friday 28 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 28 July 2023

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

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