Artist Guiseppe Cerbara (Italian (Roman), 1770–1856)
Mint: Rome, Italy
Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878).
Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “PIVS·IX·P·M·A·III·IVRIS·MVNICIPAL·IN·VRBE·RESTITVTOR” and under bust “.GIVS.CERBARA.F”.
Reverse: Moses gestering out with his left hand and holding a book in his right while two bearded men kneel, holding books, and a hooded figure stands at proper right; inscribed at proper right “GIVS.CERBARA.F.” and in exergue “CONSTITVES·MAGISTROS/PER·TRIBVS·DEVT·XVI/*”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·P·M·A·III·IVRIS·MVNICIPAL·IN·VRBE·RESTITVTOR" and under bust ".GIVS.CERBARA.F".
Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "GIVS.CERBARA.F." and in exergue "CONSTITVES·MAGISTROS/PER·TRIBVS·DEVT·XVI/*".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow