Signed in stone, l.l.: Charlet On stone, l.l., below compo.: Chez Gihaut frères, editeurs, boulevard des Italiens, N¯ 5 On stone, l.r., below compo.: Lith. de Villain On stone, u.l., above compo.: Pl. 6
Signed: Jean Charlot Signed and dated on plate: Jean Charlot 33. Mark at l.l. Watermarks: 1.(partly cut off) Veil of Veronica (Head of Christ), with three numbers below, 399; 2. Hand with quatrefoil above (joints of fingers are indicated) and cuff below; 3. Three Letters
The front (obverse) of the medal presents a profile portrait of a bearded man wearing a cassock, cap, and stole. The reverse depicts a bridge spanning a river. A winged figure flies above the bridge blowing a trumpet, while a nude male figure reclines below the bridge in the foreground and a wolf nurses at his feet. Inscriptions run around both the border edge of both sides of the medal.
The front of this medal depicts Pope Clement IX, and the reverse represents one of his public works projects, the restoration of the Ponte Sant’Angelo that bridged the Tiber in Rome. The bridge appears in the center of the scene, while an angel trumpets above. A river god, representing the Tiber, reclines below the bridge while a nursing wolf--a symbol of Rome--appears at his feet.