Mint: Rome, Italy
Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)
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Circular medal of Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903).
Obverse: Profile bust of Leo XIII looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “LEO·XIII·PONT·MAX·ANNO·II·” and under bust “P·BIANCHI”.
Reverse: Frontal seated Pope, wearing the three-tiered tiara and holding a cross in his right hand and a book in his left; inscribed aat edge “GENE·ET·REGNVM QVOD·NON·SERVIERIT·MIHI·PERIBIT” and in exergue “MDCCCLXXIX”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LEO·XIII·PONT·MAX·ANNO·II·" and under bust "P·BIANCHI".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "GENE·ET·REGNVM QVOD·NON·SERVIERIT·MIHI·PERIBIT" and in exergue "MDCCCLXXIX".
1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)
Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow