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Martin V: Installation

Circular medal of Pope Martin V (Pope 1417-31), commemorating his installment as Pope. Obverse: Profile bust of Martin V looking to proper left, wearing cope; inscribed at edge "MARTINVS·V·COLVMNA·PONT·MAX·". Reverse: Papal emblem (three-tiered tiara and crossed keys over a colonna shield...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARTINVS·V·COLVMNA·PONT·MAX·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "[cross]ANNO PRIMO MCDXVII PONT".

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), 1417 or mid-16th century

Mint

Rome, Italy

Accession Number

RES.23.146

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals