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Francesco Sforza I

Circular medal of Francesco Sforza, later duke of Milan (born 1401, duke 1450-66). Obverse: Profile bust of Francesco Sforza I looking to proper right, wearing tall cap with round top and edge turned up; inscribed at edge "+FRANCISCVSSFORTIA·VICECOMES·MARCHIO·ET·COMES·AC·CREMONE·D"....

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "+FRANCISCVSSFORTIA·VICECOMES·MARCHIO·ET·COMES·AC·CREMONE·D". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "OPVS+PISANI+PICTORIS+".

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, about 1441

Place of Manufacture

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 23. Kress 5.

Accession Number

87.67

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals