Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Borghese Borghesi (1441 - 1490), Jurisconsult of Siena (Reverse: Minerva Holding Shield and Lance)

About this artwork

The Sienese lawyer Borghesi is shown in profile. The medal commemorates his military role as commissioner general of the Sienese army in 1479. The Sienese had successfully supported the combined forces of Pope Sixtus IV and King Ferdinand of Naples against the Florentines at the Battle of Poggio Imperiale. The inscriptions record Borghesi’s honours: a knighthood from the Neapolitan commander and the title ‘Pater Patriae’ from the Sienese government. Minerva, goddess of wisdom, learning and war, is an appropriate figure for the medal’s reverse.

  • title:
    Borghese Borghesi (1441 - 1490), Jurisconsult of Siena (Reverse: Minerva Holding Shield and Lance)
  • accession number:
    NG 2502
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  • materials:
    Cast bronze
  • date created:
    About 1479
  • measurements:
    Diameter: 6.30 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1989

Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Francesco di Giorgio Martini