Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta
Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)
Object Place: Italy
Hill 33. Kress 12.
Diameter and weight: 84 mm, 192.3 gm (3 5/16 in., 6.78 oz.)
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).
Obverse: Profile bust of Sigismondo looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “SIGISMVNDVS·PANDVLVS·DE·MALATEST ARIMINI FANI [flower] D [flower]”.
Reverse: Standing Sigismondo in knight’s armor, head looking to proper left; tree and shield on both sides; inscribed at edge “OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "SIGISMVNDVS·PANDVLVS·DE·MALATEST ARIMINI FANI [flower] D [flower]".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS·PISANI·PICTORIS".
By 1927, Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee; 1927, gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1927)
Gift of Mrs. Albert T. Leatherbee