Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)
Place of Manufacture: Italy
Hill 41. Kress 19.
Diameter and weight: 106 mm (4 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Alfonso V, king of Aragon and Sicily (born 1385, king 1443-58).
Obverse: Profile bust of Alfonso V at center looking to proper left, wearing armor; at proper left is a crown with Roman numerials inscribed above and below; at proper right is a shield; inscribed at top “·DIVVS·ALPHONSVS·[R]EX”, above crown “M/·C·C·C·C”, below crown “XLVIIII”, and at bottom “·TRIVMPHATOR·ET/·PACIFICVS”.
Reverse: Eagle at center perched ontop of his prey, surrounded by a group of vultures looking to center; inscribed across field “LIBERALITAS/AVGVSTA” and below, heavily abraided [“PISANI·PICTORIS·OPVS”].
Obverse: Inscribed at top "·DIVVS·ALPHONSVS·[R]EX", above crown "M/·C·C·C·C", below crown "XLVIIII", and at bottom "·TRIVMPHATOR·ET/·PACIFICVS".
Reverse: Inscribed across field "LIBERALITAS/AVGVSTA" and below, heavily abraided ["PISANI·PICTORIS·OPVS"].
By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)
Gift of Martin Brimmer