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Medal
16th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This cast bronze medal depicts St Sixtus II and two keys bound by a cord. Sixtus II was Pope from 257 to 258.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Medal, St. Sixtus II. Pope, Bronze, Italy, 16th century.
Physical Description
Medal of cast bronze. St Sixtus II., elected Pope in 257: d. 258. Obv.: SIXTVS. II. PONT. MAX. Bust to left wearing a cope and cap. Rev.: CLAVES. REGN (I). CELORVM. Two keys bound by a cord.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 1.625in
Object history
Bought for £1. 10s.
Subject depicted
Summary
This cast bronze medal depicts St Sixtus II and two keys bound by a cord. Sixtus II was Pope from 257 to 258.
Bibliographic Reference
List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1893. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1894. pp. 158.
Collection
Accession Number
1198-1893

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record createdDecember 15, 2008
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