ITALY NAPLES & SICILY cast white metal medal 1830s-50s Cicero portrait


ITALY, NAPLES & SICILY, medal, no date (1830s-50s), Obverse: head L, MARCVS TVLLIVS CICERO, V. CATENACCI SCVLP L. TAGLIONI CON. NEAP, Reverse: shrub with entwined vine bent to left toward tripod; to right, two scroll cylinders inscribed ORATIONIAS and QVÆSTIONES/ TVSCVLANA, ARPINI NAT AN V C I)CXLVII NECATVS AD CATETAM I)CCX, Edge: plain, cast white metal, 41mm, 43.25g, nice old medal, not original of course, edge bumps, XF

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There are two kinds of things that are called “medals.” One is things that look like coins but don’t express a value. Sometimes those medals are considerably larger than most coins. The other kind of medal is a metal thing designed to be displayed on one’s chest, often a reward for something, often in a military context. If the medal is small enough it is sometimes called a “medallet.”