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102692 | ITALY. St. Maria del Monte silvered bronze Award Medal.

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    102692  |  ITALY. St. Maria del Monte silvered bronze Award Medal. Awarded 1933 (55mm, 96.61 g, 12h).

     

    SEDES SAPIENTIÆ / ORA PRO NOBIS, Mary seated facing, with rays emanating downward from her hands; lis in background // SANCTÆ MARIÆ AD MONTEM / PRÆMIUM, façade of the edifice; "1933" engraved below. Edge: Plain.

     

    Mint State. Brilliant in the fields, with some alluring deeper toning near the edges. Includes original box of issue. XRF analysis indicates a silver content around 40%.

     

    An unusual and intriguing award medal of Italian origin, though exact identification of which St. Maria del Monte is intended is difficult to ascertain. The presence of the lis on the obverse would potentially point toward an attribution to one closer to France, such as the monastery at Cesana.

     

    Upload: 17 June 2024.

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