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Pius IX: Pope Visiting his Dominions

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878), commemorating Pius' visit to the towns of his land. Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "PIVS IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XIII·" and under bust "L.BIANCHI". Reverse: Man (possibly a cardinal) standing at proper left...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XIII·" and under bust "L.BIANCHI". Reverse: Inscribed below "L BIANCHI" and in exergue "OPT·PR·PROVINCIAE·LVSTRATIO/ANNO MDCCCLVII·".

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), 1857

Mint

Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Mazio, 721. Spink, 2285.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.192

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals