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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.PONT.MAX.AN.XXIX" and on bust "BIANCHI". Reverse: Interior view of a church looking down nave to apse; inscribed in exergue...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS.IX.PONT.MAX.AN.XXIX" and on bust "BIANCHI". Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "BASIL.TRANSTIR.MARIAE.D.N/REFECT.EXORANTA/A.MDCCCLXXIV" and at edge below "BIANCHI".

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), 1874

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.183

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals