Medal of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal

Albrecht Dürer, Leone LeoniAfter 1546

Museo Arqueológico Nacional

Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Madrid, Spain

Charles V commissioned this medal from his favourite sculptor, Leone Leoni, seven years after the death of his wife, Isabella of Portugal. Leoni based his rendering of the deceased empress on a portrait by Titian.


  • Title: Medal of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal
  • Creator: Leoni, Leone
  • Date Created: After 1546
  • Provenance: Milano (Italy)
  • Type: Medals
  • Rights: Museo Arqueológico Nacional
  • External Link: CERES
  • Medium: Gilded silver
  • Cultural Context: Early Modern Era

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