Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta
Artist Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, about 1420–after 1420)
Place of Manufacture: Italy
Hill 178. Kress 61.
Overall: 81 mm, 0.3 kg (3 3/16 in., 260 gm)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, lord of Rimini and Fano (born 1417, lord of Rimini and Fano 1432-68). Pierced at top.
Obverse: Profile bust of Sigismondo Malatesta looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “SIGISMVNDVS·PANDVLFVS·DE·MALATESTIS·S·RO·ECLESIE·C·GENERALIS”.
Reverse: Female personification at center, crowned and wearing armor and holding a broken column across her body, seated on male elephant looking to proper right; inscribed below “*M·CCCC”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "SIGISMVNDVS·PANDVLFVS·DE·MALATESTIS·S·RO·ECLESIE·C·GENERALIS".
Reverse: Inscribed below "*M·CCCC".
By 1875, C.C. Perkins, Boston; 1909, transferred from C.C. Perkins to Charles B. Perkins, Boston; 1923, sold by Charles B. Perkins to the MFA for $1000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923)
 MFA accession numbers 23.202-209 were acquired together for $1000.
Lucy Stone Brewer Fund