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Gregory XVI: Porticus Erutis

Italian (Rome)
1838


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.149

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Gregory XVI (1765-1846), commemorating the Porticus Erutis.

Obverse: Profile bust of Gregory XVI looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “GREGORIVS·XVI·P·M·AN·SACRI·PRINC·VIII” and under bust “CERBARA·IOSEPH·F·”.

Reverse: Building façade; inscribed below “P·CAMPORESE·INV [rosette] CERBARA·IOS·F” and in exergue “PORTICV·ERVTIS/SOLO·VEIENTI·COLVMNIS/EXTRVCTA”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GREGORIVS·XVI·P·M·AN·SACRI·PRINC·VIII" and under bust "CERBARA·IOSEPH·F·".

Reverse: Inscribed below "P·CAMPORESE·INV [rosette] CERBARA·IOS·F" and in exergue "PORTICV·ERVTIS/SOLO·VEIENTI·COLVMNIS/EXTRVCTA".

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