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Circular medal of Christ. Pierced at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Christ looking to proper right with cruciform nimbus; inscribed at edge "·IHS·XPC·SALVATOR·MVNDI·". Reverse: Wreath at edge; inscribed within wreath "TVES/CHRISTVS/FILIVS DEI VI/VI QIV INHVNC/MVNDVM...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·IHS·XPC·SALVATOR·MVNDI·". Reverse: Inscribed within wreath "TVES/CHRISTVS/FILIVS DEI VI/VI QIV INHVNC/MVNDVM VE/NISTI" (St. John XI, 27).

Provenance

By 1968, Blumka Gallery (New York, New York); 1966, sold by Blumka Gallery to the MFA. (Accession date: November 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Italian (Rome), Renaissance, 1492–1500

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 901. Kress 243.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.883

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast gilt copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals