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Pius IX

Italian (Rome)
1877


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.152

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878).

Obverse: Profile bust of Pope Pius IX looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “PIVS IX·P·M·EPISC·AL·L·PRINC XXXIII·” and on bust “BIANCHI”.

Reverse: Jesus, halo behind, holds lamb over shoulders and staff in his right hand and four feet are at his feet; inscribed below “[ ] BIANCHI” and in exergue “PRINCEPS·PASTORVM/A·MDCCCLXXVII”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS IX·P·M·EPISC·AL·L·PRINC XXXIII·" and on bust "BIANCHI".

Reverse: Inscribed below "[ ] BIANCHI" and in exergue "PRINCEPS·PASTORVM/A·MDCCCLXXVII".

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