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Gregory XVI

Circular medal of Pope Gregory XVI (1765-1846). Obverse: Profile bust of Gregory XVI looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "GREGORIVS·XVI·PONT·MAX·A·V·" and under bust "GIROMETTI·F·". Reverse: Exterior of church; inscribed below "O.O." and in exergue...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GREGORIVS·XVI·PONT·MAX·A·V·" and under bust "GIROMETTI·F·". Reverse: Inscribed below "O.O." and in exergue "MONVM·VET·SERVATA/MDCCCXXXV".

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), 1835

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.157

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals