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Gregory XVI

Circular medal of Pope Gregory XVI (1765-1846) Obverse: Bust of Gregory XVI looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "GREGORIO·XVI·PONTIFICE·MASSIMO" and under bust "NIC·CERBARA·F". Reverse: Façade of Pantheon; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GREGORIO·XVI·PONTIFICE·MASSIMO" and under bust "NIC·CERBARA·F". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "INSIGNE·CONGREGAZIONE·ARTISTICA·DEI·VIRTVOSI·AL·PANTHEON", below "N·CERBARA", and in exergue "CONCORSO·GREGORIANO/PREMIO".

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), 1831

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 52 mm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.167

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals