Medals of the
Serie iconografica numismatica dei pi¯ famosi Italiani
Figure 1 Cellini by Girometti
This series of medals of famous Italians followed the Universal one by Durand and the French one by Bˇrard. The medals were designed and engraved by Pietro Girometti (1811-1859) and Niccolo Cerbara (1770-1856), both of whom had trained as gem engravers and executed medals for the papal mint. In 1841 they undertook a series of one hundred portrait medals of famous Italians, to be issued at the rate of four per year; the series was left uncompleted at the death of the artists.
Figure 2 Boccaccio by Cerbara
These are the examples we currently have in stock:
Except as otherwise noted, all offered here are struck bronze, 42 mm., and in as-issued condition
Alighieri, Dante Cerbara, N.
Ariosto, Lodovico Cerbara, N.
Baronio, Cesare Cerbara, N.
Bembo, Pietro Girometti, P.
Boccaccio, Giovanni Cerbara, N.
Brunelleschi, Filippo Girometti, P.
Buonarotti, Michelangelo Girometti, P.
Cellini, Benvenuto Girometti, P.
Colonna, Marc'Antonio Girometti, P.
Columbus, Christopher Cerbara, N.
Dandolo, Enrico Girometti, P.
Doria, Andrea Cerbara, N.
Galilei, Galileo Cerbara, N.
Ghiberti, Lorenzo Cerbara, N.
Guicciardini, Lorenzo Girometti, P.
Macchiavelli, Nicolo Girometti, P.
Marchi, Francesco de Girometti, P.
Medici, Cosimo de' Girometti, P.
Muratori, Lodovico Cerbara, N.
Palestrina, G. P. Cerbara, N.
Palladio, Andrea Girometti, P.
Petrarca, Francesco Girometti, P.
Pippi, Giulio Cerbara, N.
Poliziano, Angelo Cerbara, N.
Sanzio, Rafaello Cerbara, N.
Tasso, Torquato Cerbara, N.
Vanuccio, Pietro Cerbara, N.