Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417-1468)
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini and Fano, cast bronze medal by Matteo di Andrea de’ Pasti and dated MCCCCXLVI (1446)
Bust of Malatesta to the left, wearing tunic, his hair bunched, SIGISMONDVS P D MALATESTIS S R ECL C GENERALIS, rev elephant crested and mantled helm over shield with SI monogram, O M D P V, date below, MCCCCXLVI (1446), 41mm (Hill, Corpus 165; Arm I 20, 15, Pollard  30; Kress 58; Hall 38).
Pierced at top, a superb contemporary cast, nearly extremely fine.
Note: Matteo de’ Pasti was active from 1441 till his death c 1467/68.