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102606 | ITALY. Pope Pius XI silver Medal.

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    102606  |  ITALY. Pope Pius XI silver Medal. Issued Year VIII (1929). On the 50th anniversary of the priesthood of Pius and the Lateran Treaty (44mm, 36.61 g, 12h). By A. Mistruzzi in Rome.


    PIVS XI PONTIFEX MAXIMVS ANNO VIII, bust left, wearing zucchetto, mantum, and pallium // MDCCCLXXIX MCMXXIX, chalice set on altar plate, with radiant name of Christ above; in background, façades of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano (to left) and St. Peter's Basilica (to right). Edge: Plain.


    Bartolotti E929; Rinaldi 123; Modesti 156. Choice Mint State. Extremely brilliant in the fields, with intense peripheral rings of iridescence on each side; a few lightly scattered marks are noted for completenes.


    The Lateran Treaty ended the longstanding feud between the Kingdom of Italy and the Papacy over the sovereignty of the latter within the former. The treaty gave the Vatican City to the Papacy—a separate city-state headed by the pope within the city of Rome itself—as well as compensation to the papacy by the Italian government for the loss of the territory within the Papal States.


    Upload: 1 December 2023.

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