Pius IX: portrait

PIUS IX




(June 16, 1846 — February 7, 1878)






Bust of Pope Pius 9, facing to the left , wearing a cope, 1846 AE
43 mm



Obv.:

PIVS IX P • M • EL(ectus) DIE XVII COR(onatus) DIE XXI IVN ANNO MDCCCXXXXVI


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



Busts of SS Peter and Paul, Vatican Rev.:

ROMAE • PARENTES ARBITRIQVE GENTIVM



Busts of St. Peter and St. Paul, facing r..





Engraver: Giuseppe Cerbara (1770-1856)
Bartolotti, E 846.
Mazio, #656.
Spink, 2236.


Bust of Pope Pius 9, facing to the right AG


43 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONTIFEX MAXIMVS ANNO I


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.



Statues of SS Peter and Paul, Vatican Rev.:

SACROS SEDIS | LATER POSSESS

(in exergue:)VI IDVS NOV | MDCCCXLVI

Three female allegorical figures, representing Peace, Justice, and Security.

Pius IX took formal possession of the Lateran Basilica on November 9, 1846. On the same day he issued the encyclical Qui pluribus, announcing the policy for his reign.


Mazio-Jencius, #663.
Spink, 2239.

Gaetano Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica Volume 53 (1851) 190. Bernard O'Reilley, A Life of Pius IX fifth edition (New York 1877) 115-116.


Bust of Pope Pius 9, facing to the right AG


43 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT•MAX•ANNO II


Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.



Statues of SS Peter and Paul, Vatican Rev.:

BASIL•VATICANAE | DECVS ADDITVM

(in exergue:) A MDCCCXLVII


Statues of St. Peter (by Giuseppe de Fabris) and St. Paul (by Adamo Tadolini) on high pedestals, placed at the corners of the main steps of St. Peter's Basilica.


Bartolotti, E 847.
Mazio-Jencius, #669.
Spink, 2251.

 

Bust of Pope Pius 9, facing to the right AE


43 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT• MAX•ANNO II


Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.



Statues of SS Peter and Paul, Vatican Rev.:
Inscription:

LEGATIONE • PERFVNCTIS
AD • PIVM • IX
PONT • MAX • ELECTVM
NOMINE
MAGNI • TVRC • DOMINI
AN • MDCCCXXXVII

Visit of the Turkish delegation to congratulate Pius IX on his accession.

Bartolotti, II/8.
Mazio-Jencius, #670.

Diario del Principe Don Agostino Chigi (ed. C. Fraschetti) (Tolentino 1906) I, 135. See: A. Mills, The Life of Pope Pius IX (London 1877) Volume I, pp. 43-44. The embassy of the Sultan was led by Che Kib-Effendi, Ottoman Ambassador to Vienna, who was received in private audience by the Pope on February 16 (Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica Volume 53, p. 191). The meeting resulted in the establishment of friendly relations, and the appointment of Monsignor Giuseppe Valerga as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem (October 4, 1847). The patriarch was to live in Jerusalem and represent the Christian community to the Ottoman government. There was a diplomatic protest on the part of France, who had had this privilege and responsibility up to 1840 (a protest supported by Austria and Russia), which was rejected by the Holy See (supported by Great Britain).

 

Pius IX, bust

Æ
50mm


Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONTIFEX • MAXIMVS


Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.




Ruins of Basilica of St Paul, Rome Rev.:

(in exergue:) BASILIC S PAVLI EX INCENDIO | XV IVL MDCCCXXIII | GIROMETTI FEC.


Ruins of the Basilica of S. Paolo fuori le mura.

The basilica, containing the tomb of St. Paul, was destroyed by fire on July 15-16, 1823. The transept was reconsecrated in 1840 by Gregory XVI, and the entire building reconsecrated by Pius IX in 1854.


Engraver: Giuseppe Girometti (1779-1851)
Mazio-Jencius, 664.
Spink, 2221.

 

Ruins of S. Paolo, 1823

Pius IX, bust, 1850

Æ
50mm


Obv.:

PIO • IX • P • M • PRECE • URBEM • LVSTRANTI •
A • MDCCCL •

Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

(beneath bust): GIUS • CERBARA • F


Return of Pius 9 to Rome, flags and monument

Rev.:

A REDITV PRINCIPIS | CLARIORA NITENT

The Sun and a star overlooking a monument of Imperial Rome, seated, flanked by the flags of The Papacy and of Pius IX, the She-wolf and Romulus and Remus at left, a lion a right. On the monument:

OB | REDI | TVM | EXO | PTA | TVM

(in exergue:) SVO DVM CARET PONTIFICE | ROMA SOLE CARET.


Engraver: Giuseppe Cerbara (1770-1856)
Mazio, 680.


Pius IX was elected on June 16, 1846, in the belief that he was a "moderate progressive," a fantasy which events would demonstrate within two years to have been quite mistaken. Though he granted limited local government (a reform sought at the beginning of the century by Cardinal Consalvi), Pius refused a constitution to the Papal States, and declined to support the liberation from Austria (Risorgimento). His chief minister, Count Rossi, was assassinated on November 15, 1848, and the Pope was expelled from his throne and his state. Rome was a Republic from February 9, 1849 to April 12, 1850 (coins of the Roman Republic were issued). After his 'restoration', the Pope was able to resist Italian unification only with the support of French troops.

Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1851, by Giuseppe Cerbara Æ
42 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT MAX • ANNO •VI •

(beneath the bust:)

GIVS •CERBARA• F•


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
The viaduct bridge that connects the towns  of Albano and Aricia

Rev.:

(in exergue:) ALBANO ET ARICIA | PONTE CONIVNCTIS | MDCCCLI

A new bridge constructed to join the towns of Albano and Aricia

 


Engraver: Giuseppe Cerbara (1770-1856).
Mazio, 688.
Spink, 2270.


The viaduct bridge was built between 1847 and 1854 by the architect Ireneo Aleandri, as part of a general road improvement project begun under Gregory XVI. It was partially destroyed by the Germans during World War II, and rebuilt in 1947.



Pius IX, 1852, bust by B. Saccagnini Æ (and AG)
42 mm


Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONTIFEX • MAXIMVS • ANNO • VII •

(beneath the bust:)

BONFIG. ZACCAGNINI INC


Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
The Via Appia, near  San Sebastiano

Rev.:

VIA APPIA RESTITVTA

(in exergue:) A TEMP•S•SEBASTIANI • X• (M)P | AD BOVILLAS | B • ZACCAGNINI • FECIT

View of the Via Appia, with the reclining body of the dead St. Sebastian in the foreground. In the background, the tomb of Caecilia Metella (l.) and the Church of St. Sebastian ad Catacumbas (r.)


Engraver: Bonfiglio Zaccagnini (1793-1867)
Mazio, 692.
Spink, 2271.

 

Pius IX, 1853, bust by Giuseppe Cerbara Æ (and AG)
42 mm


Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONTIFEX • MAXIMVS • AN • VIII •

(beneath the bust:)

GIVS CERBARA F


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
The Lateran Museum, with new donations

Rev.:


(in exergue:) MVSEVM • IN • AEDIBVS • LATERAN | AVCTVM | AN • MDCCCLIII |

Rooms in the Lateran Palace, with new additions to the Papal Collections. The Dionysos-Antinoos is featured.




Engraver: Giuseppe Cerbara
Mazio, 697.
Spink, 2275-2276.

 

Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1869

AE
39 mm

Obv.:

PIVS IX PONTIFEX | MAXIMVS ANNO X

(Beneath bust:) P•GIROMETTI•F

Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

Pope Pius IX visiting his domains with  his entourage


Rev.:

AD • SANCTI • SPIRITVS •

A • MDCCCLIV


Visit of the Pope, attended by his entourage, to the Ospedale di Santo Spirito in Rome.


Engraver: Pietro Girometti
Bartolotti, 855.
Mazio-Jencius, 703.
Spink, 2279.

 

Pius IX, 1854 Æ
42 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT MAX • ANNO • XI •

(beneath the bust:)

I BIANCHI


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
Definition of Dogma in St. Peter's Rev.:

(in exergue:) VI • ID • DEC • ANN • CHR • MDCCCLIV | SINE LABE CONCEPTA

(on the bottom step of the altar:) I • BIANCHI

The Pope, standing before the Altar of the Throne in St. Peter's Basilica, proclaiming to assembled papal court the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1854. Above: the Blessed Virgin, among the clouds, attended by angels; the Holy Spirit at the top amid rays of light.


Mazio, 704.
Spink, 2280.
Bartolotti, 856.         Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi (1808-1877)

 

Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1859

AG
43 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONTIFEX • | MAXIMVS • AN • XII •


Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

 

Porta San Pancrazio Rev.:

PROVIDENTIA P M FERREA VIA ROMAM PROVINCIIS |
ADDVCI CVRAVIT

(in exergue:) AN•MDCCCLVI | P•GIROMETTI•F


Angel with caduceus, seated on a steam engine, commemorating the first railroad in the Papal States


Bartolotti, E 857.
Mazio, 713.
Spink, 2284.            Engraver: Pietro Girometti


For the arrival of the railroad in the Papal States, beginning in 1847, see Gaetano Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica Volume 70 (1854) 163-164; Volume 97 (1860), 16-23. Pius was as enthusiastic for the new invention as his immediate predecessor had been hostile. In the first days of the new pontificate, he appointed a study commission of clerics, to which he soon added a number of influential and knowledgeable laymen.

Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1858 AE
39 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT • | MAX • AN • XIII •


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
Pope Pius IX visiting his domains with  his entourage
Rev.:

(in exergue:) OPT • PR • PROVINCIAE • LVSTRATIO | ANNO MDCCCLVII • | I • BIANCHI•


The Pope, visiting his domains; symbolic figures of towns and areas at the left; the Pope's entourage at the right


[This visitation took place between May and September of 1857]

Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi (1808-1877)
Mazio, 721.
Spink, 2285.

 

Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1859 AG
39 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT • | MAX • AN • XIV •


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

(beneath bust:) P• GIROMETTI • F
Porta San Pancrazio Rev.:

EGO DOMINVS ET MAGISTER

(in exergue:) EXEMPLVM DEDI| VOBIS

P• GIROMETTI • F

Christ washing the foot of one of the Apostles, large basin beneath the foot. (John 13. 15)



Engraver: Pietro Girometti
Mazio, 725.
Spink, -.

 

Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1859 AE
39 mm


Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT • | MAX • ANNO • XIV •


Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
(beneath bust:) P• GIROMETTI • F
Porta San Pancrazio Rev.:

PORTAM VRBIS IN IANICVLI VERTICE RESTITVIT ORNAVIT

(on arch:) ANNO DOMINI MDCCCLIV PONTIFICATVS VIII

(in exergue:) ANNO MDCCCLVI | V VESPIGNANI ARCHIT


The Porta San Pancrazio, at the highest part of the Janiculum Hill, was constructed under Pope Urban VIII, and completely destroyed in 1849 in the struggles between Garibaldi and the French general Oudinot. It was rebuilt in 1856, by the architect Virginio Vespignani.

Mazio, 722.
Spink, 2286.            Engraver: Pietro Girometti

 

Pope Pius IX, Year 16, 1861, portrait by C. Voigt

Æ
42 mm

Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT. | MAX. AN. XV



Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

Daniel in the Lions' Den

Rev.:


The shrine of St. Peter's Chair, in the apse of St. Peter's, by Bernini

 

Mazio, 727.
Spink, —

 

Pope Pius IX, Year 16, 1861, portrait by C. Voigt

Æ
42 mm

Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT. | MAX. AN. XVI

(beneath the bust:)

C. VOIGT


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

Daniel in the Lions' Den

Rev.:

DEVS MEVS CONCLVDAT ORA LEONVM

(in exergue:) MDCCCLXI


Daniel between two lions, an olive branch at left. [referring to Dan. 6. 22: Deus meus misit angelum suum et conclusit ora leonum... The subjunctive concludat, 'Let My God close the mouths of the lions', may, in 1861, refer to Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel, who were devouring the Papal States.]

Mazio, 729.
Spink, 2289.

 

The Church, seated on a throne, with symbols of marturdom

AG
42 mm

Obv.:

(in exergue::)

XXVI•MARTYRISI•JAPONIIS | MICHAELI•DE•SANCTISI• CONF |
MAIORESI•CAELITI•HONOR | ADTRIBVTI


Allegorical figure of The Church, seated on a throne, palms and martyr's crown in r., papal cross and tiara in l. Holy Spirit above. St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Palace in background.

Inscription

Rev.:

EPISCOPIS | EX • ORBE • VNIVERSO | QVI • APOSTOLICAE • SEDIS | IVRIBVS • PROPVGNATIS | RE • ROMANA • VBIQVE • DEFENSA | PII • IX • PONT • MAX | DESIDERIO OBSEQVVNTI | EIDEM • VI • ID • IVN • AN • MDCCCLXII | CAELESTES • SANCTIS • NOVENSILIBVS | DECERNENTI • ADFVERE | CIVES • ROMANI | PATRIBVS • ET • ADSERTORIBVS | CATHOLICI • NOMINIS.

(in exergue:) B • ZACCAGNINI • RQ • CONQ • FECIT


Engraver: Bonfiglio Zaccagnini (1793-1867)
Mazio, —.
Spink, —.

This medal commemorates the canonization of Bl. Michele de Sanctis and 26 Japanese martyrs (including three Jesuits, Paul Miki, John de Goto and James Kisai, all 26 crucified at Nagasaki on February 5, 1597) on the feast of Pentecost, June 8, 1862. The canonizations took place during a large meeting of the higher clergy in Rome, which was attempting to formulate a response to the seizure of the Papal States in 1860; it was part of a Vatican propaganda effort. See Giovanni Pizzorusso, "I cattolici nordamericani e la sovranità temporale dei romani pontefici propugnata nella sua integrità dal suffragio dell' Orbe cattolico regnante Pio IX l' anno XIV" (lecture to an International Seminar at the Università della Tuscia-Viterbo, 30 novembre 2001). G. B. Guzzetti, Chiesa e politica ( 1975) 219. The Pope's allocution is given in Atti pontificii, o sieno lettera enciclica e sillabo degli 8 dicembre 1864, co' documenti in essi citati (Napoli Accattoncelli 1865), 374-383 [Recueil des allocutions consistoriales ... (Paris 1865) 454-464].

 

Pope Pius IX, Year 17, 1862, portrait by C. Voigt

Æ
42 mm

Obv.:

PIVS IX PONT. | MAX. AN. XVII

(beneath the bust:)

C. VOIGT


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

Peter receiving the gifts of the Peter's Pence

Rev.:

PETRI INOPIAM CHRISTIANI STIPE SVSTENTANT

(in exergue:) ANTIQVA | PIETAS RENOVATVR | MDCCCLXII


Saint Peter, seated, facing left, being presented with gifts to relieve his poverty by two figures, a kneeling male and a standing female [commemorates the annual Peter's Pence]

 

Mazio, 733.
Spink, 2292.

 

Pope Pius IX, Year 19, 1864 Æ
42 mm

Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONT • MAX • AN • XIX •

(beneath the bust:)

I • BIANCHI • F

Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
A gate, the Porta Pia,  in the city wall of Rome Rev.:

ANNO • MDCCCLXIV•

(in exergue:) C•V•VESPIGNANI•ARCH | I • BIANCHI • F

The inner facade of the Porta Pia in north-eastern Rome, at the end of the Via XX Settembre, where the Via Nomentana begins.




Engraver: F. Bianchi
Mazio, 738.
Spink, 2294.

{The reverse does NOT (as the Spink catalogue states) represent the "Arch of Vespasian". Virginio Vespignani (d. 1882)
was the architect of the restoration of the gate, designed by Michelangelo Buonarotti, 1561.]



The inner side of the Porta Pia
Porta Pia, courtesy of Roberto Piperno, Rome Art Lover.


Busts of  SS. Peter and Paul, 1867

AG
36 mm


Obv.:

ROMAE • PARENTES ARBITRIQVE GENTIVM



Busts of St. Peter and St. Paul, facing r., jugate.


Inscription

Rev.:

PIO • IX
PONTIFICE • MAXIMO
SAECVLARIA • SOLEMNIA
TRIVMPHO • PETRI•ET•PAVLI
APOSTOLOR(um) • RECOLENDO
ACTA • ROMAE
III • KAL • IVLIAS
AN(no)• CHR(isti) • MDCCCLXVII

Celebrating the 19th centenary of the Martyrdom of SS. Peter and Paul, June 29, 1867.

Mazio, 747.
Spink, 2300.




Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1868

AG
43 mm


Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONT | MAX • AN • XXII •


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

Accademia di San Luca


Rev.:

IN••PONTIF•ACADEMIA•ROMANA•ARTIF•A•DIVO•LVCA•

(retrograde:) MERENTIBVS


Saint Luke, riding on a winged bull, while composing his gospel.


Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi

 

Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1869 AG
36 mm


Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONT | MAX • AN • XXIII •


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
Stanze of Raphael


Rev.:

(in exergue:) PORTICVS•DOM•PONT | IN• VAT•I•BIANCHI•F•


The Stanze of Raphael in the Apostolic Vatican Palace.




Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi
Mazio, 752.
Spink, 2303.
Bartolotti E868.

 

Bust of Pope Pius IX, 1869 AE
39 mm


Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONT • MAX • | SACRI • PRINC • A • XXIV •


Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
Pope Pius IX visiting his domains with  his entourage
Rev.:




Christ, right hand pointing toward heaven, handing over the "keys of the kingdom" to St. Peter, kneeling; apostles looking on from left and right.





Mazio, -.
Spink, -.

 

 

Pope Pius IX, 1869 AE
46 mm

Obv.:

PIUS IX P • M •CONCILIVM OECVMEN •VAT •INCHOANS

Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

(beneath bust:) C . VOIGT | MDCCCLXIX
Blessed Virgin with Jesus, rulers of heaven Rev.:

SVB TVVM | PRAESIDIVM


The Blessed Virgin Mary, crowned and holding sceptre, seated with nude Baby Jesus, holding an orb, on her right knee. The crescent moon is beneath her feet, clouds behind


Spink, —.

 

Pope Pius IX, 1869

AG
23 mm


Obv.:

PIUS IX PONT . MAX | ANNO XXIV

Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.


Ecumenical Council, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome Rev.:

(in exergue:) CONCILIUM OECUMENICUM | 8 Ds 1869


Meeting of the First Vatican Ecumenical Council, north transept of St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.





Spink, 2304.


Pope Pius IX, 1869 Brass
36 mm

Obv.:

PIUS IX • PONT • MAX

Gothic tryptich frame: In the center: Bust of the pope, 1., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole, the Holy Spirit above. At the left: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. At the right: St. Peter in a boat
Ecumenical Council, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

Rev.:

(in exergue:) CONCILE OECUMENIQUE | ROME | 1869–1870


Meeting of the First Vatican Ecumenical Council, north transept of St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.



[not a papal issue]



Pope Pius IX, 1871

AE
44 mm

Obv.


PIUS • IX • PONTIFEX • MAXIMVS

Bust of the pope, r., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.

 

 

Inscription  from the People of Rome, celebrating his 25 years as pope Rev.:

PIO • IX • PONT • MAX
VNI • POST • PETRVM
ANNOS • XXV • PONTIFICATVS
EXPLENTI
ORDO • QVIRITIVM
QVOS • FIDES • IMMOTA • SOCIAT .
FAVSTA • OMNIA
A • DEO • PRECATVR
XVI • KALEND • QVINT
A • MDCCCLXXI

Mazio, —.
Spink, —.

 

Pope Pius IX, 1871

AE
36 mm

Obv.

PIUS • IX • PONT • | MAX • AN • XXVI •

BIANCHI



Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.


Sistine Chapel, S. Maria Maggiore

Rev.:

(in exergue:)
XXV • ANNIS • REGNAVIT • .
FECITQ(ue) • QVOD • RECTVM • ERAT.

Jesus (at left) and St. Peter (at right) congratulate the kneeling Pius IX for twenty-five years of service on the Throne of Peter (center).

2 Ch 34:2 fecitque quod erat rectum in conspectu Domini et ambulavit in viis David patris sui non declinavit neque ad dexteram neque ad sinistram

Mazio, 759.       Bartolotti E871.
Spink, -.                       Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi

 

Pope Pius IX, 1872 AE
36 mm

Obv.

PIUS • IX • PONT • | MAX • AN • XXVII

Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.


Sistine Chapel, S. Maria Maggiore

Rev.:

(in exergue:) |


| I • BIANCHI •F • .

The Sistine Chapel in S. Maria Maggiore, restored by Pius IX.


Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi
Bartolotti E872.
Mazio, 760.
Spink, -.


Sistine Chapel, Santa Maria Maggiore
Sistine Chapel, S. Maria Maggiore

 

Pius IX, Year 28 Æ
44mm

Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONT • MAX • AN • XXVIII •

Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.



Basilica of S. Lorenzo

Rev.:

BASIL • S • LAVRENTII • M • | REST • ET • ORN •| I • BIANCHI • F •



Interior of the Basilica of S. Lorenzo fuori le Mura, restored 1864-1870.

 


Mazio, 683.                   Bartolotti E873.
Spink —.                       Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi.

Pius IX had the two basilicas at S. Lorenzo reconstructed between 1864 and 1870, reserving the original narthex on the east end for his own mausoleum (constructed by Cattaneo and Seitz). His body, temporarily interred in St. Peter's in 1878, was transferred to S. Lorenzo on July 13, 1881. A Roman mob, attacking the procession, nearly succeeded in dumping the coffin into the Tiber. The column in the Piazza was also his work.


interior of Basilica of San Lorenzo
Interior of the Basilica of San Lorenzo

Tomb of Pope Pius IX
The tomb of Blessed Pius IX, recently reconstructed, in S. Lorenzo
Courtesy of Zadok Romanus






Pius IX, Year 29, 1874 Æ
44mm



Obv.:

PIVS • IX • PONT • MAX • AN • XXVIII •

Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.



Basilica of S. Maria in Trastevere

Rev.:

(in exergue) BASILICA SANCTAE MARIAE
REFECTA ET ADORNATA
A. MDCCCLXXIV


Interior of the Basilica of S. Maria in trastevere, restored and decorated by order of Pius IX, including the frescoes of the Nave and tribune.


Bartolotti, E 874.
Mazio, 767.
Spink —.



portrait of Pope Pius IX, 1876 AE
44 mm

Obv.:

PIUS • IX • PONT • | MAX • AN • XXX •

Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole.
A square in Rome with a fountain in it;  the building facing the square is the new Poor House. Rev.:

(in exergue:) PAVPERVM • COMMODITATI | AEDES • A • SOLO | EXSTRVCTAE | I • BIANCHI •S • .


Piazza Mastai, crossed by the Viale trastevere, a fountain in the center of the square. The new Roman Poor House facing the square; another building on the square was the Tobacco Factory, built by Pius IX (Mastai-Ferretti) in 1863. On the hill in the background, S. Pietro in Montorio.


Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi
Mazio, 768.
Spink, -.

 

portrait of Pope Pius IX, 1876

AE
44 mm

Obv.:

PIUS • IX • PONT • | MAX • AN • XXXI •

Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole

St. Joseph, assigned as Patron of the Church.

Rev.:

IOSEPHVS • MARIAE • V • SPONSVS

(in exergue:) • ECCLESIAE • CATH | PATRONVS DATVS | 1871 •
(on rim) F •BIANCHI .

St. Joseph in center, figure representing the Church kneeling at left, Mary and Jesus at right.


Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi
Mazio, 769.
Spink, -.

 

portrait of Pope Pius IX, 1877

AE
44 mm


Obv.:

PIUS • IX • P • M • EPISC | A • L • PRINC • AN • XXXII •

Bust of the pope, l., wearing zucchetto, mozzetta and stole

Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

Rev.:

(in exergue:) • PRINCEPS • PASTORVM | A • MCMLXXVII •
(on rim) F •BIANCHI .

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, with a lamb on his shoulders, shepherd's crook in his right hand, two sheep on either side. Commemorates Pius IX's fiftieth year as a bishop


Engraver: Giuseppe Bianchi
Mazio-Jencius 771.
Spink, -.



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