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Past Exhibition

John VIII Paleologus, Emperor of Byzantium

Lead portrait medal of Emperor John VIII Palaeologus wearing a large pointed hat in profile to the right

Antonio di Puccio Pisano, called Pisanello (ca. 1395–1455)
John VIII Paleologus, Emperor of Byzantium (b. 1392; r. 1425–48), ca. 1438
Lead alloy, cast
Diam.: 4 1/8 in. (10.41 cm)
Scher Collection

Cat. 5