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Pius IX

Italian (Rome)
1872


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.204

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·XXVI·” and under bust “BIANCHI”.

Reverse: Chair at center with Jesus at proper right presenting it to a man kneeling at proper left who has Saint Peter standing behind him; inscribed below “BIANCHI” and in exergue “XXV·ANNIS·REGNAVIT/FECITA·QVOD·RECTVM·ERAT·/[blank space] REG·III”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXVI·" and under bust "BIANCHI".

Reverse: Inscribed below "BIANCHI" and in exergue "XXV·ANNIS·REGNAVIT/FECITA·QVOD·RECTVM·ERAT·/[blank space] REG·III".

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