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Pius IX: Construction of hospital for poor

Italian (Rome)
1876
Artist Ignazio Bianchi (Italian, active 1848–1869)


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.208

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878), commemorating the construction of a new hosiptal for the poor.

Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXX·” and on bust [“BIANCHI”].

Reverse: View of a plaza with a fountain at proper left and a building in back; inscribed in exergue “PAVPERVM·COMMODITATI/AEDES·A·SOLO/ENSTRVCTAE/[ ]·BIANCH·F·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXX·" and on bust "[BIANCHI]".

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "PAVPERVM·COMMODITATI/AEDES·A·SOLO/ENSTRVCTAE/[ ]·BIANCH·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