Isotta degli Atti
Artist Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, about 1420–after 1420)
Place of Manufacture: Italy
Hill 187. Kress 63.
Diameter and weight: 82 mm, 280.1 gm (3 1/4 in., 9.88 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Isotta degli Atti of Rimini (born 1432/33-1474), mistress and then third wife of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta.
Obverse: Profile bust of Isotta Degli Atti looking to proper left, with lots of hair; inscribed at edge “D·ISOTTAE·ARIMINENSI”.
Reverse: Male elephant looking to proper left; inscribed below “MCCCC·XLVI”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "D·ISOTTAE·ARIMINENSI" ["(Diva or Domina) Isotta of Rimini"].
Reverse: Inscribed below "MCCCC·XLVI" ["1446"].
By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)
Gift of Martin Brimmer