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Pius IX

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). Obverse: Colosseum with saint above; inscribed at edge "[rosette]AN·C·AB EXITV LEONARDI FVND·PATRONI COELESTIS [rosette] M·DCC·LI·" and below. Reverse: Cross above, flanked by two hearts, each initialed and two papal heraldic devices below;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "[rosette]AN·C·AB EXITV LEONARDI FVND·PATRONI COELESTIS [rosette] M·DCC·LI·" and below. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "[rosette] SODALES AB ITINERE D N AD CRVC [rosette] PIO IX P·M·PATRONO·".

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), 1851

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.160

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals