Medal: Benedetto de Pasti

Matteo de' Pasti Italian

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Matteo de' Pasti was an Italian medallist, architect, painter, and illuminator. The obverse presents a portrait of Benedetto de’ Pasti,
canon of Verona and brother of the medalist, and the reverse shows an archer shooting arrows at a rock. This medal has been assigned to Matteo’s mature phase and dated to about 1453 – 56. The piece is probably an old aftercast, possibly from the sixteenth century.

Medal:  Benedetto de Pasti, Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, Verona ca. 1420–after 1467 Rimini), Copper alloy with brown to reddish patina under a layer of black wax.

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