Cumano (Belloto), Scholar
Belloto Cumano, Scholar,
Antonio Pisano (known as Pisanello)
Painter and Sculptor, 1395-1455.
He was born in Pisa, worked in Rimini, Venice, Naples, Ferrara and Mantova. Pisanello is considered ‘The Creator’ of the Renaissance medals.
Obverse: · BELLOTVS · | · CVMANVS · Bust of youth facing left, hair in zazzera, wearing cap with fluted crown and edge turned up all round; pleated robe.
Reverse: · OPVS · PISANI · PICTORIS · An ermine or weasel (bellotula) facing left, through undergrowth; above: · M · | CCCC | XL VlI.
c.1447, shortly before his death. The ermine is a symbol of purity.
- 57.2 mm.
- Good patina; Likely riginal cast with little wear.
- Hill 39; Arm. I, 2, 2.