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Pius IX

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "PIVS IX·PONTIFEX MAXIMVS ANNO V·" and under bust "G·GIROMETTI". Reverse: Man standing at center in short tunic and cloak with sea monster at feet and broken column at...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS IX·PONTIFEX MAXIMVS ANNO V·" and under bust "G·GIROMETTI". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "DISPVPTVS EST DRACO ET DIXIT DANIEL ECCE QVEM COLEBATIS" and in exergue "G·GIROMETTI F·".

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), 1854

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.182

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals