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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 "PIXS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXII" under bust "I·BIANCHI·S·". Reverse: View of plaza with obelisk at center; inscribed above...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIXS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXII" under bust "I·BIANCHI·S·". Reverse: Inscribed above "ADSCENSV·COMMODIORE·AD·COLLEM·QVIRINALEM/APERTO·EXORNATO", below "[ ]ANNI·ARCH·I·BIANCHI·S·", and in exergue "AN·MDCCCLXVII".

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.23.202

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals