AE Vatican/Papal State Medal Clement IX Anno I (1667-69) Jesus Washing the Feet
Description: A nice extremely fine to about uncirculated bronze medal issued in the name of Pope Clemet IX who served as pontiff of the Catholic Church in the period 1667-1669. The small high relief medal shows the bust of pope Clement IX facing left on the obverse with the legend "CLEMENS*IX*PONT*MAX*ANNO*I"" surrounding it. The medal was designed by Alberto Hamerani/Amerani his official medalist. The reverse of the medal shows the image of the Jesus on his knees washing the feet of a man seated in front of him. The reverse has the legend "TV*DOMINV*ETMAGISTER" along the edge surrounding the medal and "EXEMPI.DEDI/VORTS." in exergue. The medal is nicely toned and has great eye appeal. A truly nice-looking restruck medal by the mint of Rome, which would make a worthy addition to any collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Year One of Pope Clemet IX would translate tom1667. The medal was probably restruck sometime in the early 1800s.
Origin: Vatican or Papal/Roman States.
Artist: Alberto Hamerani/Amerani.
Weight and Size: Bronze medal ~28.5 millimeters in diameter and weighs ~13.2 grams.
Maker: Struck by the Mint of Rome.
Marks: A.L. AMERANI on the bottom of the pontiff's bust.
Reference: Mazio 283 and Miselli 690.
Condition: I would grade this medal as extremely fine to about uncirculated condition. It it nicely toned and shows minimum wear to the highest points especially in the reverse. It has a nice brown colored patina and has all of its details well preserved. Normally a less common medal and difficult to find. AS great medal to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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