Leonello d'Este (obverse); Three-Headed Prudence (reverse)

Pisanello, Italian, 1395 - 1455


about 1441


Overall: 2 5/8 × 2 5/8 × 5/16 in. (6.7 × 6.7 × 0.8 cm)

Weight: 92 g (0.2 lb.)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection - 250th Anniversary Gift, 1769-2019



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name

Sculpture: Medal

Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on obverse, lower left: LEONELLVS; top: MARCHIO; lower right: ESTENSIS; inscribed, on reverse, top: OPVS; lower right to left: PISANI.PICTORIS

Course History

ARTH 16, Art, Architecture and Money in the Early Modern Period, Lauren Jacobi, Spring 2013

ARTH 84, Media and Meaning in Renaissance Sculpture, Adrian Randolph, Fall 2013

ITAL 1.01, Introductory Italian I, Giorgio Alberti, Fall 2022

ITAL 1.02, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Fall 2022

ITAL 1.03, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Fall 2022

Italian 1.02, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Winter 2023

Italian 1.01, Introductory Italian I, Giorgio Alberti, Winter 2023

Italian 11.01, Intensive Italian, Giorgio Alberti, Winter 2023

Art History 7.05, Pompeii: Antique & Modern, Ada Cohen, Winter 2023

Italian 2.01, Introductory Italian II, Andrea Zoller, Winter 2023

Italian 2.02, Introductory Italian II, Matteo Gilebbi, Winter 2023

History 44.02, Arts of Power, from Augustus to the Sun King, M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, Spring 2023

Exhibition History

From Altarpiece to Portrait: Assembling a European Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 6, 2020.

Renaissance and Mannerist Plaquettes and Medals from the Collection of Roger Arvid Anderson, Class of 1968, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 19-November 21, 2013.

Publication History

Adrian W. B. Randolph, Engaging Symbols: Gender, Politics, and Public Art in FIfteenth-century Florence, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002, p. 90, fig. 2.3.

Roger Arvid Anderson, The Roger Arvid Anderson Collection, Medals, Medallions, Plaquettes and Small Reliefs, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper and Textiles, San Francisco: Roger Arvid Anderson (published privately), design by David L. Wilson, 2015, p. 12-13.


Cyril Humphris, London; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, California, about 1988-1990; lent to present collection, 1998; given to present collection, 2016.

Catalogue Raisonne

Kress, No. 6; Hill Corpus, No. 24

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