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Gregory XVI

Italian (Rome)
1831
Artist Nicola Cerbara (Italian (Roman), 1796–1869)


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 52 mm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.167

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Gregory XVI (1765-1846)

Obverse: Bust of Gregory XVI looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “GREGORIO·XVI·PONTIFICE·MASSIMO” and under bust “NIC·CERBARA·F”.

Reverse: Façade of Pantheon; inscribed at edge “INSIGNE·CONGREGAZIONE·ARTISTICA·DEI·VIRTVOSI·AL·PANTHEON”, below “N·CERBARA”, and in exergue “CONCORSO·GREGORIANO/PREMIO”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GREGORIO·XVI·PONTIFICE·MASSIMO" and under bust "NIC·CERBARA·F".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "INSIGNE·CONGREGAZIONE·ARTISTICA·DEI·VIRTVOSI·AL·PANTHEON", below "N·CERBARA", and in exergue "CONCORSO·GREGORIANO/PREMIO".

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