Vatican Bronze Medal Pope Innocent X Bust Left Anno II Justice & Mercy Embracing
Description: A beautiful and rather scarce bronze medal issued by the Vatican. This is a papal state bronze medal early restrike. The medal shows the image of the bust of Pope Innocent X facing left on the obverse. Innocent X was pope in the period 1644-1655. The reverse shows the images of two women, Justice and Mercy, embracing. The obverse shows the bust of the pope wearing a decorated collar facing left with the inscription "INNOCENTIVS.X.PONT.MAX.AN.II" along the edge surrounding the pontiff's bust. The reverse has a legend "IVSTITIA.ET.CLEMENTIA.COMPLEXAE.SVNISE" surrounding the image of Justice and Mercy embracing. Both obverse and reverse have a foliate design along the edge. A beautiful early restrike papal medal. The medal is nicely toned in a nice red-brown color with very nice eye appeal. The edge of the medal is smooth and unmarked. 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: Uncertain but most likely late 1700s to mid 1800s.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~18.1 grams, is ~32.5 millimeters in diameter, and ~2.5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Struck by the Mint of Rome.
Marks: Unmarked. Reference: Lincoln 1085 and Mazio 224.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping are very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. Please check the cost of shipping before bidding. The medal is in what I would characterize as uncirculated condition with nice red-brown toning. The medal shows no wear, no appreciable scratching and minimum marking to the surface. A nice medal, which would make a great addition to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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