Artist Girolamo Lucenti (Italian, 1625–1698)
Mint: Rome, Italy
Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
Circular medal of Pope Clement X (Pope 1670-1676), possibly showing the apse of Saint Maria Maggiore. Beaded rim on both sides.
Obverse: Profile bust of Clement X looking to proper left, wearing robe with sash and small cap; inscribed at edge “CLEMENS X·PONT·MAX·AN·IVB” and under bust “[R or K]q [RIER (?)]·IVC[ ]NTI”.
Reverse: Interior scene of church with many men congregating to open Porta Santa; inscribed on architectural frieze “DILIGIT·DNVS·PORTA·SION” and in exergue “MDCL[papal emblem]XXV”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CLEMENS X·PONT·MAX·AN·IVB" and under bust "[R or K]q [RIER ]·IVC[ ]NTI".
Reverse: Inscribed on frieze "DILIGIT·DNVS·PORTA·SION" and in exergue "MDCL[papal emblem]XXV".
By 1915, Henry Chapman; 1915, sold by Henry Chapman to the MFA for $4.00. (Accession date: April 1, 1915)
Museum purchase by exchange from the sale of duplicate coins