101087 | ITALY. Vatican City. Pope Pius XII silver Medal.
101087 | ITALY. Vatican City. Pope Pius XII silver Medal. Issued 1940/Year II. For a just peace (44mm, 40.25 g, 12h). By A. Mistruzzi in Rome.
PIVS • XII • PONTIFEX • MAXIMVS • A • II, bust right, wearing stole and zucchetto / OPVS • IVSTITIAE • PAX, Justice, holding scales, seated facing on throne inscribed IVSTITIA and CHARITAS; at her feet, Chaos being stomped upon. Edge: A few marks, otherwise plain.
Bartolotti E 940; Rinaldi 134. Gem Mint State. Lustrous and prooflike, with some alluring toning; a few light prints are noted.
The effects of World War II are clearly felt on the reverse of this type, with Justice seated on her throne, attempting to crush Chaos (the war) under her foot.
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