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Medal of John VIII Palaeologus, Byzantine, C1440
16" x 16"
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Photographic Print
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The Art
Medal of John VIII Palaeologus Byzantine c The Byzantine emperor John VIII with a beard and wearing a tall hat with a peaked brim The medal was made on the occasion of his visit to Ferrara Italy in at the invitation of Pope Eugenius IV for the Council intended to unite the Greek and Latin churches It is probably a good likeness as it was done from eyewitness drawings The idea for the medals production was likely to have come from the court of the Este the ruling family of Ferrara but it is generally thought that it was inspired by two medals of the Roman emperors Constantine and Heraclius of early fifteenthcentury French workmanship then thought to have been antique

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