Pius IX: Restoration of the Via Appia
Mint: Rome, Italy
Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)
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Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878), commemorating the restoration of the Via Appia.
Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “PIVS IX·PONTIFEX MAXIMVS ANNO VII·” and under bust “BONFIL·SACCAGNINI INC·”.
Reverse: Saint Sebastian reclining with a building, roadway, column and circular building in background; inscribed above “VIA APPIA RESTITVTA” and in exergue “A TEMP·S·SEBASTIANI·XP·M·/AD·BOVILLAS/B·SACCAGNINI·FECIT”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS IX·PONTIFEX MAXIMVS ANNO VII·" and under bust "BONFIL·SACCAGNINI INC·".
Reverse: Inscribed above "VIA APPIA RESTITVTA" and in exergue "A TEMP·S·SEBASTIANI·XP·M·/AD·BOVILLAS/B·SACCAGNINI·FECIT".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow