Niccolò Piccinino, condottiere. Born in Perugia in 1380, died in 1444. Piccinino was a pupil of Braccio Da Montone in the art of war and was in command of the army of the Duke of Milano.
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: · NICOLAVS · PICININVSVICECOMES · MARCHIO · CAPITANEVS · MAX · AC · MARS · AER · Bust facing left, wearing tall cap with round crown and edge turned up all around and plate armour over shirt of mail.
Reverse: BRACCIVS_PISANI · POPVS · N · PICININVS. A she-griffin, wearing collar inscribed ‘PERVGIA’, stands facing left, wings raised, suckling two infants, Braccio da Montone and Piccinino.
Cast circa 1441, during P. permanence with the Duke of Milano.
- 91.5 mm. (Max. Diameter reported: 101 mm.). Bronze cast.
- Good condition; (Slightly different from Hill’s reproduction).
- Hill. 22; Kress 4.