Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta

Italian
Renaissance
1446
Artist Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, about 1420–after 1420)


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 176. Kress 62.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 84 mm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.816

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, lord of Rimini and Fano (born 1417, lord of Rimini and Fano 1432-68).

Obverse: Profile bust of Sigismondo looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “·SIGISMVNDVS PANDVLFVS·MALATESTA·PAN·F·”.

Reverse: Castle (probably Rocca Malatestiana) at center; inscribed at edge “·CASTELLVM·SISMVNDVM·ARIMINENSE·M·CCCC·XLVI·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·SIGISMVNDVS PANDVLFVS·MALATESTA·PAN·F·" ["Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, son of Pandolfo"].

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·CASTELLVM·SISMVNDVM·ARIMINENSE·M·CCCC·XLVI·" ["Castle Sigismondo at Rimini, 1446"].

Provenance

By 1927, Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee; 1927, gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee