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Gregory XIII

Italian (Rome)
1591
Artist Niccolo de'Bonis (Italian, flourished 1574–1592)


Accession Number

30.90

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Gregory XIV (1502-1585). Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Gregory XIV looking to proper left, wearing a cap; inscribed at edge “·XIII·PON·MAX··GREGORIVS·” and on bust “NIC.BONIS”.

Reverse: Pope seated at proper right on high chair with three attendees behind blessing a flag bearing a crucifixion presented by a kneeling warrior at proper left with three attendees; inscribed above “·DEXTERA·DOMINI·FACIAT·VIRTVTEM·” and in exergue “1[5]91”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·XIII·PON·MAX··GREGORIVS·" and on bust "NIC.BONIS".

Reverse: Inscribed above "·DEXTERA·DOMINI·FACIAT·VIRTVTEM·" and in exergue "1[5]91".

Provenance

By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, gift of Malcolm Storer to MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer