Medal Pope Pius IX

Maker
Unknown Maker
Production date
1846-1878
Description
Small circular bronze Medal. Obverse: Bust of Pope Pius IX Reverse: statue of Virgin Mary.
Blessed Pius IX (13 May 1792 – 7 February 1878), born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, was the longest reigning Pope in Church history, serving from 16 June 1846 until his death, a period of nearly 32 years. During his pontificate, he convened the First Vatican Council in 1869, which decreed Papal infallibility. The Pope defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, meaning that Mary was conceived without original sin and that she lived a life completely free of sin.
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Media/Materials
Metal bronze
Measurements
16mm dia
18mm including hole link
Production place
Collection
Department Collection Type
Credit line
Collection Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1961/32/23

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