probably Italian (Rome)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt alloy
Not On View
Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878), with hanging loop and ring attached at top.
Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper rigth; inscribed at edge “PIE IX PAPE”.
Reverse: Papal arms consisting of triple level tiara and crossed keys; inscribed at edge.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge “ELU LE XVI JUIN MDCCCXLVI”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIE IX PAPE".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ELU LE XVI JUIN MDCCCXLVI".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay