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Niccolò Piccinino

Italian
Renaissance
about 1441 or later
Artist Antonio Pisano (called Pisanello) (Italian, about 1395–1455)


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 22. Kress 4.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 86 mm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.78

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Niccolò Piccinino. Pierced at top. Possibly a later impression from an original mold.

Obverse: Profile bust of Niccolò Piccinino looking to proper right, wearing a high hat; and inscribed at edge “NICOLAVS·PICININVS VICECOMES·MARCHIO CAPITANEVS MAX·AC·M[AR]S·AER”.

Reverse: A winged griffin looking to proper right, suckling two infants; inscribed at proper left “PISANI·P·OPVS·N·PICININVS”, on griffin’s collar “PERV[SIA]”, and at proper right “BRACCIVS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "NICOLAVS·PICININVS VICECOMES·MARCHIO CAPITANEVS MAX·AC·M[AR]S·AER".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper left "PISANI·P·OPVS·N·PICININVS", on griffin"s collar "PERV[SIA]", and at proper right "BRACCIVS".

Provenance

By 1887, Martin Brimmer; 1887, gift of Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer