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Benedict XIV

Circular medal of Pope Benedict XIV (Pope 1740-1758). Obverse: Profile bust of Benedict XIV looking to proper left, wearing a cap; inscribed at edge "BENED·XIV·PONT·MAX·A·XVII·" and on bust "O·HAMARANI·". Reverse: Interior view of Pantheon; inscribed at edge in band...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "BENED·XIV·PONT·MAX·A·XVII·" and on bust "O·HAMARANI·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge in band "PANTHEI·DECORE·RESTITVTO·ET·AVCTO" and "AN·MDCCLVII·".

Provenance

1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow

Italian (Rome), 1757

Mint

Rome, Italy

Accession Number

RES.23.161

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals