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Pius IX

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper right, wearing cap and lowered hood with floral linework pattern at edge; inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·" and under bust "I·BIANCH·S·". Reverse: View of piazza before Saint Paul's;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·" and under bust "I·BIANCH·S·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "[flower] PIVS·IX·P·M·FRONTEM·ET·PRONAVM·BASILICAE·PAVLI·APOSTOLI·AB·INCENDIO·NOBILIVS·RESTITVIT" and in exergue "AN·MDCCCLXV/AL·POLETTI·ARCH·INV·/I·BIANCHI·S·".

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), 1865

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 82 mm, 260.5 gm (3 1/4 in., 9.19 oz.)

Accession Number

RES.23.174

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals