Mint: Rome, Italy
Diameter and weight: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; white metal
Not On View
Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (Pope 1846-1878).
Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXI·” and under bust “[ ].BIANCHI.S.”.
Reverse: Among a crowd, a woman stands at proper left having her feet washed by a man kneeling at proper right; inscribed below “[ ]IANCHI INV SC” and in exergue “EXEMPLVM DEDI/VOBIS”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXI·" and under bust "[ ].BIANCHI.S.".
Reverse: Inscribed below "[ ]IANCHI INV SC" and in exergue "EXEMPLVM DEDI/VOBIS".
By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)
Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society