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Isotta degli Atti

Circular medal of Isotta degli Atti of Rimini (born 1432/33-1474), mistress and then third wife of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta. Obverse: Profile bust of Isotta Degli Atti looking to proper left, with lots of hair; inscribed at edge "D·ISOTTAE·ARIMINENSI". Reverse: Male elephant looking...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "D·ISOTTAE·ARIMINENSI" ["(Diva or Domina) Isotta of Rimini"]. Reverse: Inscribed below "MCCCC·XLVI" ["1446"].

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 1450

Place of Manufacture

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 187. Kress 63.

Accession Number

87.77

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals