Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan 1450-1466

Fr-683; MIR 171/4; RM 1; Crippa 4; Biaggi 518; Bernareggi 69, PCGS-graded MS-62

A very choice example of this portrait rarity.

Founder of the dynasty bearing his name, he was mentioned repeatedly in Machiavelli’s famous treatise The Prince for being clever enough not to rely on mercenary soldiers.