Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, “Signore” of Rimini since 1432. Born in 1417, died in 1467.
Matteo de’ Pasti
Medallist, Sculptor, Painter. Verona, 1405-1467.
Matteo de’ Pasti lived mainly at the court of the Malatesta in Rimini.
Obverse: · SIGISMVNDVS PANDVLFVS · MALATESTA · Bust facing left, wearing mail and surcoat.
Reverse: · PONTIFICII · EXERCITVS · IMP · M · CCCCXLVII · Scene: an arm, clothed, issuing from a cloud, and holding a birch-rod, the symbol of command.
Cast in 1447, one of many cast by the artist for Sigismondo.
- 31.6 mm. Bronze cast.
- Good patina, slight wear. Original cast.
- Hill 182; Armand I, 21, 18.