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Gregory XIII

Circular medal of Pope Gregory XIV (1502-1585). Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Gregory XIV looking to proper left, wearing a cap; inscribed at edge "·XIII·PON·MAX··GREGORIVS·" and on bust "NIC.BONIS". Reverse: Pope seated at proper right on high chair with three...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·XIII·PON·MAX··GREGORIVS·" and on bust "NIC.BONIS". Reverse: Inscribed above "·DEXTERA·DOMINI·FACIAT·VIRTVTEM·" and in exergue "1[5]91".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer

Italian (Rome), 1591

Accession Number

30.90

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals