Mint: Rome, Italy
Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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·XIX·” and under bust “L.BIANCH.F”.
Reverse: Arch of Vespasian at center; inscribed above “ANNO MDCCCLXIV”, on arch (cannot read), below “L.BIANCHI F”, and in exergue “C·V·VESPIGNANI·ARCH”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XIX·" and under bust "L.BIANCH.F".
Reverse: Inscribed above "ANNO MDCCCLXIV", on arch (cannot read), below "L.BIANCHI F", and in exergue "C·V·VESPIGNANI·ARCH".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow