1943 Papal State Pius XII Anno V Bronze Annual Medal Pope's Appeal BVM for Peace
Description: A nice papal states bronze annual medal with the image of the bust of Pope Pius XII who was pope in the period 1939-1958 on the obverse. This the 5th year issue papal annual medal commemorating the pope's appeal to the Blessed Virgin Mary for peace. Its obverse shows the bust of the pope facing left with the inscription "PUIS.XII.PONTIFEX.MAXIMVS.AN.V" The reverse shows the pope kneeling and looking at the image if the BVM in the clouds above the image of the globe. The design is surrounded by the legend "PIU.XIIP.M.LANIATAS.BELLO.GENTES.IMMACULATO.DEIPARAE.CORDI.SACRAT". The medal is nicely toned in a rich brown coloring with very nice eye appeal. The edge of the medal is plain and unmarked. This is 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.
Origin: Vatican or Papal/Roman States.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~34 grams, is ~44 millimeters in diameter, and ~2.5 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Struck by the Mint of Rome.
Marks: Marked MISTRVZZI below the pope's bust on the obverse.
Reference: De Luca No. 157.
Condition: The medal is in about uncirculated or much better condition. The medal shows minimum wear, if any, to the high point, some scratching and a few dings to the surface. The edge of the medal is plain and is unmarked. It has some minor scratches to the surface and some minor nicks to the edge. These are minor and do not distract from the medal's beauty. A nice historic Catholic piece to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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