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Pius IX

Italian (Rome)
1863


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.197

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·PONT·MAX·AN·XVIII·” and under bust “L.BIANCH F”.

Reverse: Building; inscribed below “L.BIANCH.F” and in exergue “NICOTIANIS·FOLIS·ELABORANDIS/OFFICINAM·APTIOREM/A·SOLO·EXTRVXIT/AN·MDCCCLXIII·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XVIII·" and under bust "L.BIANCH F".

Reverse: Inscribed below "L.BIANCH.F" and in exergue "NICOTIANIS·FOLIS·ELABORANDIS/OFFICINAM·APTIOREM/A·SOLO·EXTRVXIT/AN·MDCCCLXIII·".

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