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Medal

Circular papal medal with reeded edge and beaded rim on both faces. Faces on same axis. Obverse: Heraldic papal device; inscribed in at edge "SEDE VACANTE MDCCCXXXXVI*" and at proper left "NIC·C". Reverse: Eagle flying with rays surrounding it; inscribed in above "NON RELINQVAM VOS ORPHANOS"...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "SEDE VACANTE MDCCCXXXXVI*" and at proper left "NIC·C". Reverse: Inscribed above "NON RELINQVAM VOS ORPHANOS" and below "SCUDO".

Provenance

By 1923, Helen O. Richardson; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow

Italian (Rome), 1846

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 38 mm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.162

Medium or Technique

Metal; alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals