1964 Bronze Medal Papal/Roman States Commemorating Pope Paul VI Visit to the Holy Land By Giuseppe Pirrone
Description: A nice size bronze medal issued by the Papal/Roman State to commemorate the visit of Pope Paul VI to the holy land in 1964. Pope Paul VI visited the Holy Land in January 4-6, 1964. The medal, which has beautiful raised design, shows the depiction of Jesus resurrection on the obverse with the legend "PAVLVS.PP.VI+PEREGRINVS IN.TERRA.SANCTA+" along the edge. The Obverse is also signed by the medalist Giuseppe Pirrone. The reverse has the design depicting the Magi in front of the baby Christ being held-up by the Virgin Mary and is surrounded by the legend "CHRISTO.+.ECCLESIAM.+.OFFERT.+.4-.6.1.1964.+." This is a great looking medal of a very nice design by Giuseppe Pirrone and represents the official Vatican issue of the pope's visit. It has a nice brown coloring and is about uncirculated or better. The edge of the medal is plain and unmarked. It is a truly 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: Papal/Roman States.
Artist: Giuseppe Pirrone.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~32 grams, is ~43.3 millimeters in diameter, and ~2 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Lorioli Fratelli.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker.
Condition: The medal is in about uncirculated condition or much better. The medal has minimum wear to the high point, no appreciable scratching or dings to the surface. The edge of the medal is plain and unmarked. It has some minor scratches to the surface and some minor dings to the edge. These are minor and do not distract from the medal's beauty. A great historic Catholic piece to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.