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Pius IX

Italian (Rome)
1851


Mint: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 38 mm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.160

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878).

Obverse: Colosseum with saint above; inscribed at edge “[rosette]AN·C·AB EXITV LEONARDI FVND·PATRONI COELESTIS [rosette] M·DCC·LI·” and below.

Reverse: Cross above, flanked by two hearts, each initialed and two papal heraldic devices below; inscribed at edge “[rosette] SODALES AB ITINERE D N AD CRVC [rosette] PIO IX P·M·PATRONO·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "[rosette]AN·C·AB EXITV LEONARDI FVND·PATRONI COELESTIS [rosette] M·DCC·LI·" and below.

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "[rosette] SODALES AB ITINERE D N AD CRVC [rosette] PIO IX P·M·PATRONO·".

Provenance

1923, Helen O. Bigelow; 1923, bequest of Helen O. Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1923)

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen O. Bigelow