My latest acquisition, something of a consolation prize as I was outbid on a much nicer example. Sellers photo.
AR Grosso. Rome
holding sword and gospels, St. Peter
holding keys and hospels S PAVLVS S PETRVS ROMA
Papal arms ALEXANDER
VI PONT MAXBerman
532, Muntoni 15-17.
If anyone happens to have a reference for it, please let me know and I'll include it.
an interest in the Borgias since reading about Cesare Borgia in The Prince and undertaking further research to understand why he had
such an impact on Machiavelli. A fascinating family that seem to be receiving a lot of attention lately. There have been two recent television drama series about them (I recommend Showtimes The Borgias
with Jeremy Irons as Alexander
VI) and they also feature in the extremely popular video game series Assassins Creed. The Borgias, and Lucrezia in particular, received quite a bit
of attention here in Australia a few years ago when the National Gallery
announced they had
identified one of their portraits
as depicting Lucrezia Borgia:
Lucrezia Borgia by Dosso dossi.