WEIDITZ, Christoph
(b. ca. 1500, Freiburg im Breisgau, d. 1559, Augsburg)

Portrait Medal of Francisco de los Cobos y Molina

Bronze, diameter 60 mm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Francisco de los Cobos y Molina (c. 1477-1547) was the secretary of State and Comendador for the kingdom of Castile under the rule of the Emperor Charles I of Spain (later Emperor Charles V). He became wealthy in his work with the state and used some of his riches in fostering patronage and acquiring art.