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Christ and Saint Paul

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Circular medal of Christ. Pierced at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Christ looking to proper right, with cruciform nimbus with tooled circles in arms of cross; inscribed at edge "YHS·XPC SALVA TOR·MVNDI". Reverse: Profile bust of Saint Paul looking to proper left with nimbus; inscribed at...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "YHS·XPC SALVA TOR·MVNDI". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VAS·ELECTIONIS·PAVLVS·APOSTOVS".

Provenance

Dolfus Collection [see note 1]; 1967, sold by Jean-Georges Rueff (Paris, France) to the MFA. (Accession date: March 8, 1967) Notes: [1] May be Jean Dollfus.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Italian (Rome), Renaissance, about 1492–1500

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 900a.

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.294

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals