Medals and coins
by Benvenuto CELLINI

In the first period of his career, Cellini produced coins, medallions, seals, and a variety of other objects. In Rome he was employed not only in the working of jewelry, but also in the execution of dies for private medals and for the papal mint. IN Florence, in the service of Alessandro de Medici, first duke of Florence, he executed coins.

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'Two Carlini' of Clemens VII
1520s
Silver
Gabinetti Numismatici, Turin


Medal of Clement VII (obverse)
1534
Gilt silver, diameter 4 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


Medal of Clement VII (two versions of the verso)
1534
Gilt silver, diameter 4 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


Alessandro de' Medici
1535
Struck silver testoon, diameter 3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington


'Testone' of Alessandro de' Medici
1535
Gilded silver, diameter 4 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


'Giulio' of Alessandro de' Medici
1530s
Silver, diameter 2,6 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


Medal of Alessandro de' Medici
1530s
Silver, diameter 3,6 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


Francis I, King of France
1537
Lead medal
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge


Medal of François I
c. 1540
Cast bronze, diameter 3,8 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


Seal of Cardinal Ippolito d'Este
c. 1540
Lead, 11 x 8 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon


Medallion with Leda and the Swan
c. 1520
Gold, diameter 3,8 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence



Summary of works by Benvenuto Cellini
Perseus | other bronze statues
salt cellar | medals and coins
sculptures in marble
decorated armour | graphics



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