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Portrait Medal of Paul III Farnese

Artist: Gian Federigo Bonzagna (active 1508 - 1588) Primary
Date: 1549 (18th century restrike)
16th century
Dimensions: 1.42 in. (3.6 cm)
Dimensions Extent: width = diameter
Object Type: Medal
Creation Place: Europe, Italy
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Purchased by the museum, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.31.01
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