Filippo Maria Visconti

Filippo Maria Visconti, III Duke of Milano, born in 1391, became Duke in 1412 until he died in 1447.

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: · PHILIPPVSMARIA · ANGLVS · DVX · MEDIOLANI · ECETERA · PAPIE · ANGLERIE · QVE · COMES · AC · GENVE · DOMINVS · Bust facing right wearing cap with edge turned up all round with soft crown, and brocaded dress, plain linear border.

Reverse: On a sunk bank: OPVS · PISANI · PICTORIS. Mountainous landscape, with tops of buildings; in foreground three horsemen: on the left the Duke facing left in full armour, with “biscione” crest to helmet, lance erect, horse prancing; on the right young page on horseback; between them, armed horseman faces front with lance erect.


Cast circa 1441 when Pisanello was in Milano.

100.2 mm. Bronze cast.
Good cast & condition.
Hill 21; Kress 3.