Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss


GUGLIELMADA, Giovanni Battista: Italy, ca.1685, Bronze, 62 mm
Obv: Bust of Cardinal Azzolino    DECIVS CARD AZZOLINVS
Rev: Eagle with shining sun    EXPERTVS  . FIDELEM
Ref: Modeled after Soldani (see Vannel and Toderi 32b; Johnson 125);  Weiss BW145

Cardinal Azzolino (1623-1689) was born in Fermo in 1623 and was made Cardinal in 1654 by Pope Innocent X. He was a friend and confidant of Queen Christina of Sweden while she resided in Rome.

LINK  to Cardinal Azzolino (from Tracy Marks)