ITALY, Rimini. Sigismondo Pandolfus Malatesta.
|Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1829. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007.
Sold For $760. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Lord of Rimini, 1432-1468. Æ Medal (87mm, 231.05 g, 12h). On the recapture of Fano. Antonio Pisano, engraver. Later aftercast of circa 1445 original. Armored bust right / Sigismondo, in full armor, standing right, helmet and coat of arms flanking, each supported by a rose bush. Hill, Italian
33; Kress 12; Armand I p. 5, 15. VF.
From Collection C.G.
In true Renaissance style, Sigismondo Pandolfus Malatesta was renowned both as a military leader and as a patron of the arts. He became lord of Rimini at the age of 15 and, in 1465, led the Venetian forces in their campaign against the Ottoman Turks.