Porcelio de’ Pandoni composed the Opusculum aureum de talento for his friend Cicco Simonetta, the Secretary of Francesco Sforza. The work is dated February 1st, 1459, therefore represents the first pamphlet on numismatics to be realized in xv century. Although the De talento was composed in Milan, his author was certainly influenced by the Neapolitan Kingdom’s cultural environment, especially by Alfonso the Magnanimous, who was a great ancient coin collector and enjoyed the presence of specialists in the creation of medals. In this paper, is also examined the framework of the De talento, with a particular focus on its literary sources.

Il De talento di Porcelio de' Pandoni e le sue fonti

Nicoletta Rozza
2017

Abstract

Porcelio de’ Pandoni composed the Opusculum aureum de talento for his friend Cicco Simonetta, the Secretary of Francesco Sforza. The work is dated February 1st, 1459, therefore represents the first pamphlet on numismatics to be realized in xv century. Although the De talento was composed in Milan, his author was certainly influenced by the Neapolitan Kingdom’s cultural environment, especially by Alfonso the Magnanimous, who was a great ancient coin collector and enjoyed the presence of specialists in the creation of medals. In this paper, is also examined the framework of the De talento, with a particular focus on its literary sources.
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