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How Quattrocento Princes used Art: Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta

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Examines the medals commissioned by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta of Rimini. Malatesta desired fame both posthumously and among his contemporaries and chose iconography for the medals which glorified his achievements as a warrior. Sigismondo Malatesta was the “first prince to realize the propagandistic possibilities inherent in medal reverses.”

Keywords: Iconography; Italy (Rimini); Malatesta, Sigismondo Pandolfo; Medals; Princes

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1477-4658.00079

Publication date: December 1, 1989

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