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Pius IX

Italian (Rome)
1871
Artist Ignazio Bianchi (Italian, active 1848–1869)


Mint: Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Mazio, 760.

Accession Number

RES.23.206

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 rigth; inscribed at edge “PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXVII·” and under bust “I·BIANCHI·F·”.

Reverse: Interior of church at crossing with monumnet (possibly elaborate chair) at center; inscribed in exergue “SACELLVM·XYSTIN·IN·BASIL·LIB·/OPERIB·RENOVATIS·EXCVLTVM/A·MDCCCLXXI·/I·BIANCHI·F·”.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "SACELLVM·XYSTIN·IN·BASIL·LIB·/OPERIB·RENOVATIS·EXCVLTVM/A·MDCCCLXXI·/I·BIANCHI·F·".

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