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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·XXIII" and under bust "I·BIANCHI·F·". Reverse: View looking down multi-bayed corridor of the Vatican Palace with a bust on a pedestal at end;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXIII" and under bust "I·BIANCHI·F·". Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "PORTICVS·DOM·PONT·/IN·VAT·EXCVITA/BIANCHI·F 186[9]".

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), 1869

Mint

Rome, Italy

Accession Number

RES.23.201

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals