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Pius IX

Italian (Rome)
1851
Artist Guiseppe Cerbara (Italian (Roman), 1770–1856)


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.184

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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/*”.

Inscription

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/*".

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