'Castel Sant' Angelo, Rome'

'Castel Sant' Angelo, Rome'

'Castel Sant' Angelo, Rome'
Medal (reverse view)
Italy (Rome)
About 1493
Bronze, cast
Museum no. A.289-1910
Salting Bequest

Originally built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome was later used as a fortress and prison. On the obverse of this medal is a portrait of the notorious Borgia pope, Alexander VI, who built a new tower and entrance gate.

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