1908 Silver Medal Pope Pius X AN VI Commemorating The Roman Curia By Bianchi UNC
Description: A beautiful silver papal annual medal commemorating the Roman Curia. This is the year 6 medal of pope Pius 10 papacy annual medal and is listed in Piero De Luca's book as number 17. The obverse, which is signed Bianchi, depicts the bust of the pope Pius X facing left with the legend "PIVS.X.PONT.MAX.AN.VI" along the edge. The obverse has the inscription "BIANCHI" below the pontiff's bust. The reverse the pope on his throne as he receives the new text of the Canon law of the Roman Curia. There is the inscription "ROMANNE.CURIAE/ORDINATIO/DECERNITUR" which translates to "The Canon Law of the Roman Curia is Decreed" in three lines in exergue. The medal weighs ~36.4 grams and measures ~43.5 mm in diameter. The medal has a plain edge with no markings. This is a beautiful nicely toned medal with a nice portrait of the Pontiff. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1908 Anno VI for pope Pius X (year six of his papacy).
Size and weight: The Medal weighs ~36.4 grams and measures ~43.5 mm in diameter.
References: De Luca 17 and Mazio 868.
Condition: I would grade the medal as uncirculated condition with no observable wear and great eye appeal. The medal is toned on both obverse and reverse and along the edges with the centers of both sides retaining clarity and luster. It does have some minor blemishes but is in a well-preserved sate. 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. The details of the scene on the reverse including the facial details of all the men assembled are also very well preserved and look great. A beautiful medal which is over 100 years old and in great condition. It would make a nice addition to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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