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Galveston Diocese Centennial Medal

1947 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 bronze 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.55 Not currently on view


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Anthony de Francisci created this uniface artist’s strike to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, which was founded in 1847 and encompasses ten counties in southeastern Texas. The design for the obverse shows the fourth bishop of Galveston, Christopher Byrne, with St. Mary’s Cathedral in the background.

Keywords

Architecture - religious - St. Mary's Cathedral

Cityscape - Texas - Galveston

Figure group - male

Occupation - religion - Pope

Portrait male - Pope Pius XII

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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