Clement XII: Façade of the Lateran Basilica
Artist Ottone Hamerani (Italian (Roman), 1694–1761)
Diameter and weight: 72 mm (2 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; cast bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Pope Clement XII (1652-1740), commemorating the building compaign at the Lateran Basilica (1733-1735). A visible flaw in casting on reverse.
Obverse: Profile bust of Pope Clement looking to proper left and giving a blessing with his proper right hand; inscribed at edge “CLEMENS·XII PONT·MAX·AN·III” and on bust “OTTO·HAMERANI·F·”.
Reverse: Façade of Lateran Basilica; inscribed above “ADORATE·DOMINVM·IN·ATRIO·SANCTO·EIVS”, on inscription plate “LATERAN·BASIL·PORTICVS”, and in exergue “MDCCXXXIII”, and below “ALEX [ ] ARCH INV” and at proper right of plate “O” and proper left of plate “H”.
Obverse: Inscribed on bust "OTTO·HAMERANI·F·" and at edge "CLEMENS·XII PONT·MAX·AN·III".
Reverse: Inscribed above "ADORATE·DOMINVM·IN·ATRIO·SANCTO·EIVS", on inscription plate "LATERAN·BASIL·PORTICVS", and in exergue "MDCCXXXIII", and below "ALEX [ ] ARCH INV" and at proper right of plate "O" and proper left of plate "H".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow