Artist Pietro Girometti (Italian (Roman), 1811–1859)
Mint: Rome, Italy
Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably bronze
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·PONTIFEX MAXIMVS AN·IX” and under bust “P.GIROMETTI F.”.
Reverse: Jesus standing at center with proper right hand raised in blessing and proper left hand placed on head of youth kneeling before another kneeling youth and a woman kneels at proper right; inscribed at edge “SINITE PARVVLOS VENIRE AD ME MATTE·/XIX”, below “P.GIROMETTI F.”, and in exergue “PVEROR·EDVCATIONEM/INSTAVRAT AVGET”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS IX·PONTIFEX MAXIMVS AN·IX" and under bust "P.GIROMETTI F.".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SINITE PARVVLOS VENIRE AD ME MATTE·/XIX", below "P.GIROMETTI F.", and in exergue "PVEROR·EDVCATIONEM/INSTAVRAT AVGET".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow