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Pius IX

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878), with hanging loop and ring attached at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper rigth; inscribed at edge "PIE IX PAPE". Reverse: Papal arms consisting of triple level tiara and crossed keys; inscribed at edge. Obverse: Inscribed at...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIE IX PAPE". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ELU LE XVI JUIN MDCCCXLVI".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

probably Italian (Rome), 1846

Accession Number

13.802

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals