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Pius IX

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper rigth; inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXVII·" and under bust "I·BIANCHI·F·". Reverse: Interior of church at crossing with monumnet (possibly elaborate chair) at center; inscribed in...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXVII·" and under bust "I·BIANCHI·F·". Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "SACELLVM·XYSTIN·IN·BASIL·LIB·/OPERIB·RENOVATIS·EXCVLTVM/A·MDCCCLXXI·/I·BIANCHI·F·".

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), 1871

Mint

Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Mazio, 760.

Accession Number

RES.23.206

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals