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Pius IX

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "[rosette] PIVS·IX·PON·MAX·AN·L·EX·QVO·SACRATVS·EST·EPISCOPVS [rosette]" and under bust "SPERANZA". Reverse: Pope seated on throne with dove and rays of light above...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "[rosette] PIVS·IX·PON·MAX·AN·L·EX·QVO·SACRATVS·EST·EPISCOPVS [rosette]" and under bust "SPERANZA". Reverse: Inscribed below "GALLI·INV·SPERANZA" and in exergue "LAETAMINI·IN·DOMINO/QVIA·DEDIT·VOBIS/DOCTOREM·IVST·/JOEL·II·23·".

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: 61 mm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.171

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals