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Pius IX

Italian (Rome)
1853
Artist Guiseppe Cerbara (Italian (Roman), 1770–1856)


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.185

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·PONTIFEX·MAXIMVS·AN·VIII·” and under bust “GIVS·CERBARA·F·”.

Reverse: Interior view of a gallery with sculpture placed in central niche, flanked by a doorway on each side; inscribed in exergue “MVSEVM·IN·AEDIBVS·LATERAN·AVCTVM/AN·MDCCCLIII·/GC”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONTIFEX·MAXIMVS·AN·VIII·" and under bust "GIVS·CERBARA·F·".

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "MVSEVM·IN·AEDIBVS·LATERAN·AVCTVM/AN·MDCCCLIII·/GC".

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