User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description


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


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


Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 178. Kress 61.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze




Numismatics, Medals