Description This medallion is from a series representing the early kings of Italy, for which see Walters 27.485. There are related reliefs in various European collections. The Lombard Adaloald (602-626) was king of Italy from 616-626, with his mother Queen Theolinda (ca. 570-628) as regent. She was a forceful supporter of Catholicism, building many churches.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] FL. ADALOALDVS CVM THEODELINDA LONGOB. REX V.; [Translation] Flavius Adaloald with Theodelinda, fifth king of the Lombards
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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