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Pope Gregory XIII (Ugo Buoncompagni, 1502–1585, pope 1572), Promulger of the Gregorian Calendar

Artist:
Medalist: Giovanni V. Melon (Italian, active ca. 1570–90)
Date:
1579
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Bronze, cast
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (44 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.140.1
Not on view
Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) GREGORIUS.XIII.PONT[ifex].MAX[imus].

Reverse: (on a ribbon entwining caduceus and cornucopia) VTR/VNQVE.PRAES/TAT [trans.: Both he provides - i.e. Peace and Plenty?]; (below) ANN[o].D[omini]./MDLXXIX.
Dr. Benno Geiger (until 1912; sold to MMA)
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