102480 | ITALY. Papal States. Pope Pius IX/St. Peter's Basilica bronze Medal.
102480 | ITALY. Papal States. Roma. Pope Pius IX/St. Peter's Basilica bronze Medal. Issued 1869 (82mm, 254.23 g, 12h). By G. Bianchi in Rome.
PIVS IX PONT MAX, bust left, wearing zucchetto, mantum, and decorative pallium // PROSPECTVS INTERIOR BASILICAE VATICANAE DEO SACRAE IN HONOREM BEATI PETRI PR AP, interior view of the basilica, from a vantage point to the left of center; in two lines in exergue, I EQ BIANCHI DELIN ET SCVL / AN MDCCCLXIX. Edge: Plain; thickness: 8mm.
Bartolotti XXIV, 9; Bartolotti, "Massimo Modulo," 16. Choice Mint State. Rich brown surfaces, with immense relief and alluring luster radiating from the fields. Only a few lightly scattered marks prevent an even higher designation. Given its large format status, extremely rare in this advanced state of preservation, with no scuffs, distracting marks, or bruising.
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