Copy of a medal of Costanzo Sforza, Lord of Pesaro. The original medal by Gianfrancesco Enzola (active 1455-1478), was cast in 1475. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. This electrotype made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a bronze from the collection of George III held by that museum (Reg: G3,PolMII.10.C).

Obverse Description

Bust of Costanzo Sforza facing left wearing plate armour over mail; around, CONSTANTIVS . SFORTIA . DE . ARAGONIA . DI . ALEXAN . SFOR . FIL . PISAVRENS . PRINCEPS . AETATIS . AN . XXVII .

Reverse Description

The castle of Pesaro, with four towers and a keep and draw bridge; over gateway, shield with Sforza (Pesaro) arms; on the towers, men with fire beacons; in background, sea with boats; around, INEXPVGNABILE . CASTELLVM . CONSTANTIVM . PISAVRENSE . SALVTI . PVBILICAE . MCCCCLXXV .

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