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Leo XIII

Circular medal of Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903). Obverse: Profile bust of Leo XIII looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "LEO·XIII·PONT·MAX·ANNO·II·" and under bust "P·BIANCHI". Reverse: Frontal seated Pope, wearing the three-tiered tiara and holding a cross in his right hand and a...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LEO·XIII·PONT·MAX·ANNO·II·" and under bust "P·BIANCHI". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "GENE·ET·REGNVM QVOD·NON·SERVIERIT·MIHI·PERIBIT" and in exergue "MDCCCLXXIX".

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), 1879

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.158

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals