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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 Malatesta. Obverse: Profile bust of Isotta Degli Atti looking to proper left, wearing veil over hair; inscribed at edge "·ISOTA·ARIMINENSI·FORMA·ET·VIRTVTE·ITALIE·DECORI·" ["To...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·ISOTA·ARIMINENSI·FORMA·ET·VIRTVTE·ITALIE·DECORI·" ["To Isotta of Rimini, the ornament of Italy for beauty and virtue"]. Reverse: Inscribed above "OPVS·MATHEI·DE·PASTIS·[symbol]" and below "·M·CCCC·XLVI·".

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 167. Kress 59.

Accession Number

87.82

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals