PIUS IV




(December 25, 1559 – December 9, 1565)

Pius IV Medici








Paul V, Year  2 Æ
30 mm

Obv.:

PIVS · IIII · PONTIFEX · MAX

Bust of Pius IV, r., bearheaded, wearing cope.

Allegorical figure of charity with small children Rev.:

MENDICIS • IN • PTOCHOTROPHIVM • REDACTIS


Seated allegorical figure representing Charity, surrounded by four children.


Mazio, 88.
Spink 596.

Reference is to the Ospedale de' Mendici. which Pius IV built.

 

Paul V, Year  8 Æ
30 mm

Obv.:

PIVS · IIII · PONTIFEX · MAX

Bust of Pius IV, r., bearheaded, wearing cope.

Capella Borghese Rev.:

ROMA · RESVRGENS ·


Armed female figure, sometimes identified as Minerva, but probably ROMA, amidst piles of riches. (an imitation of a reverse of Paul IV, Mazio 77).


Mazio, 84.
Spink 599. [a modern imitation]

 

Pius IV Æ
30 mm

Obv.:

PIVS · IIII · PONTIFEX · MAX

Bust of Pius IV, r., bearheaded, wearing cope.

Church of St. Catherine

Rev.:


DIVÆ • CATHERINÆ • TEMPLVM • ANNO • CHRISTI
(in exergue:) • MDLXI •

Church of Santa Catarina in the Renaissance style, with the cult statue of the saint in the main door. 1561

 

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Mazio, 85.
Spink 618-619, 621. [a modern imitation]

The Church of Santa Caterina dei Fornari, begun by Card. Rafael Cesio and completed by Pius IV,
the façade designed by Guidetto Guidetti.
F. Artaud de Montor, Histoire des souverains pontifes romains IV (Paris 1852) , p. 209.


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