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Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta

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Circular medal of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, lord of Rimini and Fano (born 1417, lord of Rimini and Fano 1432-68). Pierced at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Sigismondo Malatesta looking to proper right; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "SIGISMVNDVS·PANDVLFVS·DE·MALATESTIS·S·RO·ECLESIE·C·GENERALIS". Reverse: Inscribed below "*M·CCCC".

Provenance

By 1875, C.C. Perkins, Boston; 1909, transferred from C.C. Perkins to Charles B. Perkins, Boston; 1923, sold by Charles B. Perkins to the MFA for $1000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 23.202-209 were acquired together for $1000.

Credit Line

Lucy Stone Brewer Fund

Italian, Renaissance, about 1451–56

Place of Manufacture

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 178. Kress 61.

Dimensions

Overall: 81 mm, 0.3 kg (3 3/16 in., 260 gm)

Accession Number

23.206

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals