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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·XXI·" and under bust "I·BIANCHI·S·". Reverse: Exterior of a building with a campanile in background; inscribed below "[ ] ARCH·...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXI·" and under bust "I·BIANCHI·S·". Reverse: Inscribed below "[ ] ARCH· I·BIANCHI·S" and in exergue "HOSPITIVM·DEMENTIBVS·CVRAND/COMMODIVS·INSTAVRATVM/AMPITATVM".

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), 1867

Mint

Rome, Italy

Accession Number

RES.23.200

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals