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1694 Papal Bronze Medal Pope Innocent XII A. IV New Palace for The Curia AU++

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Description: A beautiful bronze medal issued by the Vatican. The medal is to commemorate the new palace for the Curia erected by Pope Innocent XII. Innocent XII was pope in the period 1691-1700. This papal state bronze medal has the image of the bust of Pope Innocent XII facing right on the obverse. The reverse shows the images of a large building with clouds above it and people in front as well as a scale under it that shows the numbers 50,100, 200, and 900. The obverse shows the bust of the pope facing right with the inscription "INNOC.XII.PONT.MAX.A.IV." along the edge surrounding the pontiff's bust and the name "HAMERANVS.F." (for Giovanni Martino Hamerani medalist) in raised lettering under the bust. The reverse has a legend "IVSTITIAE.PIETATI" above the image in the center. There is also GIC.ICG,VG (with the letter C being backwards) in exergue. This medal has a beaded border and a plain edge. A beautiful original papal medal in great condition. The medal has a beautiful brown appearance and is in almost mint state. It is much better than the photos suggest having chocolate tones with very nice eye appeal. A nice-looking medal, which would make a worthy addition to any collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1694.

Origin: Vatican.

Artist/Medalist: Giovanni Martino Hamerani.

Weight and Size: The medal is ~20.6 grams and ~35.5 millimeters in diameter.

Maker: Struck by the Mint of Rome.

Marks: Has the name "HAMERANVS.F." under the pope's bust on the obverse.

Reference: Mazio 366 and Bart 695.

Condition: The medal is super condition and I would grade it abut mint state with minimum signs of circulation if any. The medal has minimum wear if any at all with very nice color and minimum surface marks. It has a nice copper like brown coloring with no wear, no appreciable scratching and minimum marking to the surface. The medal is problem free and has nice eye appeal. A nice medal, which would make a great addition to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.

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