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Pope Pius II

Maker:
Attributed to Andrea Guazzalotti (Italian, 1435–1495)
Date:
1460
Culture:
possibly Italian, Rome
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 56 mm
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Ann and George Blumenthal Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.58.13
Not on view
The pope, known by his humanist pen name Aeneas Sylvius, was a voluminous author.
Inscription: Obverse: in margin: PIVS · PAPA · SECVNDVS · ; below: · ENEAS · SENEN ·

Reverse: in margin: MCCCCLX PONT ANNO O SECVNDO
J. Pierpont Morgan ; J. P. Morgan Jr. ; Pierpont Morgan Library (until 1950)
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