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1905 Silver Medal Pope Pius X ANIII Memory of the Holy Scriptures By Bianchi Unc

  • $ 277.77

Description:  A beautiful silver medal commemorating the "Memory of the Holy Scripture" by Bianchi. The obverse depicts the bust of the pope Pius X facing left with the legend "PIVS.X.PONT.MAX.AN.III" along the edge. The obverse has the inscription "BIANCHI" below the pontiff's bust. The reverse depicts a representation of Jesus speaking to the [people while sitting in a boat with Mount Sinai in the background. The image has the legend "CATECHESIS>TRADITO/LEGIBUS.FIRMATA" in two lines (The catechistic tradition protected by the laws) above it. The reverse also has the legend "TURBAS LUC. V. 3." in exergue (Sitting in a boat he spoke to the multitude). The medal was designed by Bianchi. It weighs ~34.7 grams and measures ~43.5 mm in diameter. This is a beautiful medal with a nice portrait of the Pontiff. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.  

Date: 1905 Anno III for pope Pius X (year three of his papacy).  

Mint: Rome.  

Size and weight: The Medal weighs ~34.7 grams and measures ~43.5 mm in diameter.   

References: Mazio 865 and is listed in De Luca as No, 8.  

Condition: I would grade the medal as toned mint state condition with no observable wear. The details of the medal are extremely well expressed and preserved. The medal has a nice portrait of the Pontiff with no observable wear and great preservation of the details. It has a few bag marks and some minor surface scratches with portions of the reverse surface having mirror like appearance (see the photos). A great medal that is fairly rare, which would make a nice addition to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.  

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