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Innocent X: Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona

Circular medal of Pope Innocent X (Pope 1644-1655), commemorating the the completion of the Piazza Navona and showing Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers. Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Innocent X looking to proper left, wearing three-tiered tiara; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed on bust "·G M·" and at edge "INNOCEN·X PONT·MAX·A·VII·". Reverse: Inscribed above "ABLVTOAQVA VIRGINE" and below "AGONALIVM GRVORE".

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), 1651

Mint

Rome, Italy

Accession Number

RES.23.159

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals