Giuliano II de' Medici
Roma Seated Holding Winged Victory
In 1513, Giuliano's elder brother, Giovanni, was elected Pope and took the name of Leo X, leading to Giuliano being admitted as a citizen and patrician of Rome. This medal, along with two other variants, was made for distribution to the crowds at festivities celebrating this occasion. Giuliano was also made Captain General of the Church and Gonfalonier of the Church.
Hill notes that the C P on the reverse is explained by a contemporary source as standing for the Italian phrase consenso pubblico, while Pollard in the NGA catalog attributes the abbreviation to the equivalent Latin phrase consensu populi.
Morton & Eden 68, 10-11 June 2014, lot 568.
Astarte VIII, 11 October 2001, lot 27.