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Costanzo Sforza

Circular medal of Costanzo Sforza, lord of Pesaro. Obverse: Profile bust of Costanzo Sforza looking to proper right, wearing armor; inscribed at edge (difficult to read) "CONSTANTIVS·SFORTIA·DE·ARAGONIA·DI·ALEXAN·SFOR·FIL·PISAVRENS·PINCEPS·AETATIS·AN·XXVII". Reverse: The castle...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge (difficult to read) "CONSTANTIVS·SFORTIA·DE·ARAGONIA·DI·ALEXAN·SFOR·FIL·PISAVRENS·PINCEPS·AETATIS·AN·XXVII". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "INEXPVGNABILE·CASTELLVM·CONSTANTIVM·PISAVRENSE·SALVTI·PVBILICAE·M CCCC LXXV" and "IO·FR·PARMEN ["N" reversed]".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Italian, Renaissance, 1475

Place of Manufacture

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 294. Kress 97.

Accession Number

87.83

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals