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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 "PIVS IX·PONTIFEX MAXIMVS AN·X". Reverse: Pope giving blessing to sick, recumbant man on bed with a man kneeling at proper right and three others standing at proper left;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS IX·PONTIFEX MAXIMVS AN·X". Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "AD SANCTI SPIRITVS LVE LABORANTES/INVISIT XI KAL SEPT/A·MDCCCLIV".

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.23.189

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals