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Clement X

Italian (Rome)
1675
Artist Girolamo Lucenti (Italian, 1625–1698)


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

15.230

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Clement X (Pope 1670-1676), possibly showing the apse of Saint Maria Maggiore. Beaded rim on both sides.

Obverse: Profile bust of Clement X looking to proper left, wearing robe with sash and small cap; inscribed at edge “CLEMENS X·PONT·MAX·AN·IVB” and under bust “[R or K]q [RIER (?)]·IVC[ ]NTI”.

Reverse: Interior scene of church with many men congregating to open Porta Santa; inscribed on architectural frieze “DILIGIT·DNVS·PORTA·SION” and in exergue “MDCL[papal emblem]XXV”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CLEMENS X·PONT·MAX·AN·IVB" and under bust "[R or K]q [RIER ]·IVC[ ]NTI".

Reverse: Inscribed on frieze "DILIGIT·DNVS·PORTA·SION" and in exergue "MDCL[papal emblem]XXV".

Provenance

By 1915, Henry Chapman; 1915, sold by Henry Chapman to the MFA for $4.00. (Accession date: April 1, 1915)

Credit Line

Museum purchase by exchange from the sale of duplicate coins