Huck wrote:...you don't see the parallel to the distant battle of Zama and a contemporary Renaissance conflict around 1467 ?
Or do you want to say, that the observed Visconti sun at the picture is actually the star-flame at Caesar's coin?
I never connected the Caesar coin with any coat of arms (it was strictly in terms of a Caesar's divine status and the Fool's gesture of adoration - the Fool being the subject of this thread, no?) and the "Visconti sun" was more properly associated with the House of Sforza at this point.
Considering there were never any captives paraded to Florence at this time, as shown on the cassone (the cage of prisoners), the colocation of Medici and Sforza stemmi should be strictly seen not as a specific event but as a Medici response to Acciaiuoli and Dietisalvi failed attempt to win the Sforza over to their cause versus the Medici, with resulting trials against those two in 1466 (see Margery Ganz, "Perceived Insults and Their Consequences: Acciaiuoli, Neroni, and Medici Relationships in the 1460s" in William J. Connell, Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence, 2002, especially 170-171). The classical scene involving a Caesar or a Scipio was merely a martial context in which to show the Medici and Sforza allied.