Innocent X: Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona
Artist Gaspare Morone Mola (Italian, died in 1 died in 1669)
Mint: Rome, Italy
Medium or Technique
Metal; copper alloy
Not On View
Circular medal of Pope Innocent X (Pope 1644-1655), commemorating the the completion of the Piazza Navona and showing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Beaded rim on both faces.
Obverse: Profile bust of Innocent X looking to proper left, wearing three-tiered tiara; inscribed at edge “INNOCEN·X PONT·MAX·A·VII·” and on bust “·G M·”.
Reverse: View of Piazza Navona with Fountain of Four Rivers at center, consisting of an obelisk and sculpture, and papal residence at proper left; inscribed above “ABLVTOAQVA VIRGINE” and below “AGONALIVM GRVORE”.
Obverse: Inscribed on bust "·G M·" and at edge "INNOCEN·X PONT·MAX·A·VII·".
Reverse: Inscribed above "ABLVTOAQVA VIRGINE" and below "AGONALIVM GRVORE".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow