'The Pazzi Conspiracy', Bertoldo di Giovanni

'The Pazzi Conspiracy', Bertoldo di Giovanni

'The Pazzi Conspiracy'
Medal (obverse view)
Bertoldo di Giovanni (died 1491)
Italy (Florence)
1478
Bronze, cast
Museum no. 4579-1857

The Pazzi Conspiracy was a dramatic but unsuccessful attempt led by the Pazzi family to overthrow the Medici rulers of Florence. It came to a head on 26 April 1478 when Guiliano de' Medici was killed in Florence Cathedral.