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Clement X

Circular medal of Pope Clement X (Pope 1670-1676), possibly showing the apse of Saint Maria Maggiore. Beaded rim on both sides. Obverse: Profile bust of Clement X looking to proper left, wearing robe with sash and small cap; inscribed at edge "CLEMENS X·PONT·MAX·AN·IVB" and under bust "[R...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CLEMENS X·PONT·MAX·AN·IVB" and under bust "[R or K]q [RIER ]·IVC[ ]NTI". Reverse: Inscribed on frieze "DILIGIT·DNVS·PORTA·SION" and in exergue "MDCL[papal emblem]XXV".

Provenance

By 1915, Henry Chapman; 1915, sold by Henry Chapman to the MFA for $4.00. (Accession date: April 1, 1915)

Credit Line

Museum purchase by exchange from the sale of duplicate coins

Italian (Rome), 1675

Mint

Rome, Italy

Accession Number

15.230

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals