Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1/2)
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, “Signore” of Rimini since 1432, (1417-1467)
Matteo de’ Pasti
Medallist, Sculptor, Painter. Verona, 1405-1467.
Matteo de’ Pasti lived mainly at the court of the Malatesta in Rimini.
Obverse: · SIGISMVNDVSPANDVlFVs · MALATESTA · PANF · Bust facing left, wearing cuirass and surcoat.
Reverse: CASTELLVM · SISMVNDVM · ARIMINENCE · M · CCCC · XLVI · Scene: The Castle of Rimini, depicting mainly square towers a curtain-wall and entrance.
Cast in 1446, one of many cast for Sigismondo.
- 81.9 mm. Bronze cast.
- Good patina; Good condition, softer details; Possibly older cast.
- Hill, Corpus 185.