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Sultan Mohammed II (1430 - 1481)ry Conquering Greece, Trebizond and Asia, in Triumph, 1451) about 1480
Sultan Mohammed was a leading patron of technology and culture, in both the East and West. In March 1480, Mohammed sent a special envoy to Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence requesting the services of several artists, including bronze sculptors. Bertoldo's medal was probably a gift for Mohammed from Lorenzo - intended as a pendant to the Sultan's gift for Lorenzo, which was a similar medal by Gentile Bellini, who was working in Istanbul at that time. This is the only known signed example of a medal by Bertoldo.

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  • Acc. No. NG 2519
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size Diameter: 9.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund with a contribution from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 1990