Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)
Place of Manufacture: Italy
Hill 24. Kress 6.
Overall: 61 mm, 0.1 kg (2 3/8 in., 110 gm)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Leonello d’Este (born 1407, marquess of Ferrara 1441-50).
Obverse: Profile bust of Leonello d’Este looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “LEONELLVS MARCHIO ESTENSIS” [words separated by olive-branches].
Reverse: A head with three faces; on either side is an olive branch; inscribed at edge “OPVS PISANI·PICTORIS”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LEONELLVS MARCHIO ESTENSIS" [words separated by olive-branches].
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS PISANI·PICTORIS".
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