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Pius IX: Restoration of the Basilica of Saint Laurence

Italian (Rome)
probably 1874


Mint: Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Mazio, 683.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.207

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878), commemorating the restoration of Saint Laurence Basilica.

Obverse: Profile bust of Pius IX looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXVIII·” and under bust “[ ]·BIANCHI·F”.

Reverse: Interior of the Basilica of Saint Laurence looking toward the church crossing; inscribed in exergue “BASIL·S·LAVRENTII·M·/REST·ET·ORN/I·BIANCH·F”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "PIVS·IX·PONT·MAX·AN·XXVIII·" and under bust "[ ]·BIANCHI·F".

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "BASIL·S·LAVRENTII·M·/REST·ET·ORN/I·BIANCH·F".

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