Artist Niccolo de'Bonis (Italian, flourished 1574–1592)
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Circular medal of Pope Gregory XIV (1502-1585). Beaded rim on both faces.
Obverse: Profile bust of Gregory XIV looking to proper left, wearing a cap; inscribed at edge “·XIII·PON·MAX··GREGORIVS·” and on bust “NIC.BONIS”.
Reverse: Pope seated at proper right on high chair with three attendees behind blessing a flag bearing a crucifixion presented by a kneeling warrior at proper left with three attendees; inscribed above “·DEXTERA·DOMINI·FACIAT·VIRTVTEM·” and in exergue “191”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·XIII·PON·MAX··GREGORIVS·" and on bust "NIC.BONIS".
Reverse: Inscribed above "·DEXTERA·DOMINI·FACIAT·VIRTVTEM·" and in exergue "191".
By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)
Gift of Malcolm Storer