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Sigismondo Malatesta, as Captain General of the Roman Church

Artist:
Medalist: Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455)
Date:
1445
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Ogden Mills, 1925
Accession Number:
25.142.42
Not on view
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini (1417-1468), born in Brescia, and ruler of Rimini since 1432. In 1445 he recieved from the Pope the title of Captain General of the Roman Church. He erected the church of St. Francis, or temple of the Malatesta (Tempia Malatestiano), the greatest of Rimini's treasures. His fourth, and last, wife was the famous Isotta de Rimini.
Signature: Reverse: on tower: M • CCCC • XLV; in margin: OPVS PISANI PICTORIS

Inscription: Obverse: in margin: SIGISMVNDVS • DE • MALATESTIS • ARIMINI • 7C • E • ECLLESIS • CAPITANEVS • GENERALIS • [trans.: Sigismondo Malatesta of Rimini and Captain General of the Roman Church]
Ogden Mills (until 1925; to MMA)
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