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.