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This catalogue encompasses medals produced from the 16th century to the present that commemorate the artistic achievement of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). Medals pictured are in the collection of A. Victor Coonin.The purpose of this project is to recognize and investigate the legacy of Michelangelo as seen through the unique medium of the medallic arts. The crowdsourcing of additional medals and information is highly encouraged and much appreciated. Please send new material to coonin@rhodes.edu

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 55
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
Medal055_Obverse.jpg.jpg1770Possible recasting of medal made by Giovanni Battista Cipriani, original ca. 1770Bibliography:; Cipriani, Giovanni Battista
Medal054_Obverse.jpg.jpg1918Post WWI Medal for War Orphans featuring Michelangelo's DavidAnonymous
Medal053_Obverse.jpg.jpg1852Gold Prize Medal given to Raffaello Gianni for first place in drawing at the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts, 1852Santarelli, Giovanni Antonio
Medal051_Obverse.jpg.jpg1975Commemorative medal for the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth, Italy, 1975Brolis, Piero
Medal050_Obverse.jpg.jpg1964Commemorative medal honoring the 400th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo, Italy, 1964Moschi, Mario
Medal052_Obverse.jpg.jpg1975Commemorative medal for the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth comissioned by the S. Johnson Mint, Italy, 1975Molteni, M.
Medal049_Obverse.jpg.jpg1975Official commemorative medal honoring the 500th anniversary of the birth of Michelangelo, issued by the Franklin Mint under the name "International Society of Postmakers," Wawa, Pennsylvania, 1975Rizzello, Michael Gaspard
Medal046_Obverse.jpg.jpg1819Medal from the series entitled SERIES NUMISMATICA VIRORUM ILLUSTRIUM (numismatic series of illustrious lives), 1819 [example 2]Gayrard, Raymond
Medal047_Obverse.jpg.jpg1875Uniface medal issued in Prague, unknown date, probably circa 1875Christlbauer, Joseph Christian
Medal048_Obverse.jpg.jpg1830Prize medal issued for students at the The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, ca. 1830Knoll and Riedener
Medal037_Obverse.jpg.jpg1964Commemorative medal on the 400th anniversary of Michelangelo's death, part of a series, Italy, 1964Giampaoli, Pietro
medal039_Obverse.jpg.jpg1964Commemorative medal on the 400th anniversary of Michelangelo's death, part of a series, Italy, 1964Giampaoli, Pietro
medal040_Obverse.jpg.jpg1975German commemorative medal for the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth, 1975Anonymous, Germany
Medal041_Obverse.jpg.jpg1975Commemorative medal for the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth, United States, 1975Anonymous, United States
Medal043_Obverse.jpg.jpg1975Commemorative medal for the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth, issued for the 5th convention held by the Club Filatelico Numismatico (stamp and coin club), Ovada, Italy, 1975Teruggi, Luigi
Medal045_Obverse.jpg.jpg1979German medal issued by the Volkswanderung (walking club), Waldböckelheim, Germany, 1979Anonymous, Germany
Medal038_Obverse.jpg.jpg1964Commemorative medal on the 400th anniversary of Michelangelo's death, part of a series, Italy, 1964Giampaoli, Pietro
Medal036_Obverse.jpg.jpg1964Commemorative medal on the 400th anniversary of Michelangelo's death, part of a series, Italy, 1964Giampaoli, Pietro
Medal042_Obverse.jpg.jpg2000Medal from the series Grandi Protagonisti del Millennio, Italy, 2000Anonymous, Italy
Medal044_Obverse.jpg.jpg2000Commemorative medal, late 20th/early 21st centuryCortes
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 55