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Gregory XVI

Italian (Rome)
1842


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 57 mm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.156

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Gregory XVI (1765-1846).

Obverse: A port setting with a steamship, a sailship, and a row boat present; inscribed below “IOS·CERBARA.F.” and in exergue “GREGORIO·XVI·PONT·MAX·/PARENTI·PVBLICO”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center “DOMO/HOSPITALI MICHAELIANA/COMMODIS AVCTA OMNIGENS/ORNAMENTIS INSIGNIBVS/EXCVLTA/TIBERIS RIPA NOVIS OPERIBVS/ET ACTIS VAPORE NAVIGIS/REDDITA/AD OMNEM COMMERCI VSVM/OPPORTVNA/ANNO·M·DCCC·XXXXII·” [note: the second “I” in navigis and the “I” in commerci are larger than other lettering; each segment of the date has an overscore].

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed below "IOS·CERBARA.F." and in exergue "GREGORIO·XVI·PONT·MAX·/PARENTI·PVBLICO".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "DOMO/HOSPITALI MICHAELIANA/COMMODIS AVCTA OMNIGENS/ORNAMENTIS INSIGNIBVS/EXCVLTA/TIBERIS RIPA NOVIS OPERIBVS/ET ACTIS VAPORE NAVIGIS/REDDITA/AD OMNEM COMMERCI VSVM/OPPORTVNA/ANNO·M·DCCC·XXXXII·" [note: the second "I" in navigis and the "I" in commerci are larger than other lettering; each segment of the date has an overscore].

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