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Pius V: Battle of Lepanto

Circular medal of Pope Pius V (Pope 1566-1572), commemorating the battle of Lepanto (1571). Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Pius V looking to proper left, tonsured and raising right hand in blessing, wearing medal with two busts around neck; inscribed at edge in band...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge in band "·PIVS·V·PONTIFEX·MAXIMVS·" and "·AN·V·" and under bust "·IO·ANT·R·F". Reverse: Inscribed above "·A·DOMINO·FACTVM·EST·ISTVD·1·5·7·1·".

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), after 1571

Mint

Rome, Italy

Accession Number

RES.23.148

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals