Mary, Cast Medal

A bronze medal by Jacopo Niccola da Trezzo, signed IAC TREZ below Mary’s bust. The reverse legend reads CECIS VISVS TIMIDIS QVIES, “sight to the blind, tranquility to the timid” and has Mary, as Peace, setting fire to a pile of arms, holding branches of palm and olive over a group seeking shelter. It may allude to the restoration of the Roman Catholic religion in England.

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