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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·I·" and under bust "I BIANCH.". Reverse: Papal emblem at center; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LEO·XIII·PONT·MAX·ANNO·I·" and under bust "I BIANCH.". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "DEO·AVCTORE·ECCLESIAE·VNIVERSAE·RECTOR·DATVS·X·KAL·MART·A·MDCCCLXXVIII·".

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), 1878

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.150

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals