Isotta Degli Atti
Isotta Degli Atti of Rimini, mistress and subsequent third wife of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, “Signore” of Rimini. Married Sigismondo in 1456 and died in 1470, three years after her husband.
Matteo de’ Pasti
Medallist, Sculptor, Painter. Verona, 1405-1467.
Matteo de’ Pasti lived mainly at the court of the Malatesta in Rimini.
Obverse: · ISOTE · ARIMINENSI · FORM · E · VIRTVE · ITALIE · DECORI · Bust facing right; clothed; hair over high frame, wearing veil fastened with jewel on top of forehead.
Reverse: An angel in floating drapery, emerging from a cloud; flying to the left, holding a wreath in both hands. Inscription: · MCCCC · XLVI. The signature has been removed and replaced by grassy ground.
One of many cast by Matteo during his stay at the Malatesta court in 1446.
- 41 mm. Bronze cast.
- Good patina on the obverse, rough on the reverse. Original cast.
- Hill 171; Arm I, 22, 25; Bargello I, 41.