Pius IX: Construction of hospital for poor
Artist Ignazio Bianchi (Italian, active 1848–1869)
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), 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·”.
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·".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow