Portrait of Pope Paul III by Titian

PAUL III

(October 13, 1534—November 10, 1549)




 

 

Pope Paul III, 1549 AE

Obv.:

* PAVLVS III PONT MAX AN XVI

(beneath the bust:) J•FEDE•PARM•

Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto and cope.

Unicorn purifying a stream
Rev.:



IN•VIRTVTE•TVA•SERVATI•SVMVS


A stream issuing from a source at left. A unicorn dipping its horn in the stream. Serpents flee, while cattle drink unharmed. A fortress in a hills in the rear, left; a horseman with a spear ascends to fortress.


Sculptor: Federico da Parma
Mazio, 34.
Spink 492.                  [a 19th century reproduction]

 

Pope Paul III, 1549 AE

Obv.:

* PAVLVS TERTIVS PONT OPT • MAX A XVI



Bust of the pope, r., wearing tiara and cope.

Palazzo Farnese

Rev.:


HARVM • AEDIVM • FVNDATOR




View of the Palazzo Farnese, built by Pope Paul III (Farnese).




Sculptor: Alessandro Cesati
Mazio, 51.
Spink 496.                  [a 19th century reproduction]



The Palazzo Farnese, Rome
The Palazzo Farnese, Rome

 

Pope Paul III, 1549 AE

Obv.:

* PAVLVS III PONT MAX AN XVI



Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto and cope.

Allegorical Figure Laetitia
Rev.:

ΦEPNEI • ZHNOC


EYPAINEI


Ganymede, pouring water from a jug onto flowers at left; Zeus' Eagle at right.


Sculptor: Alessandro Cesati
Mazio, 32.
Spink 497.                  [a 19th century reproduction]

 

Pope Paul III, 1549 AE

Obv.:

PAVLVS III PONT OPT MAX AN XVI



Bust of the pope, r., wearing camauro and mozzetta.


Allegorical Figure Laetitia Rev.:

RVFINA


TVSCVLO | REST


View of the town of Tusculum, restored after the sack of Rome, by the generosity of the Farnese pope.



Mazio, 53.
Spink 501.




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