Vatican Bronze Medal Pope Paul II Bust Right Boar Hunt Scene Girolamo Paladino
Description: A rare early restrike papal states bronze medal with the image of the bust of Pope Paul II on the obverse. Paul III was pope in the period 1464-1471. The reverse shows the images of a boar hunt depicting a boar being chased by dogs and a hunter on horseback. There are trees, birds and other men with spears. A beautiful and fairly unusual artistic design for papal medals. The obverse shows the bust of the pope facing right with the inscription "PAVLVS.II.VENUTUS.PONT.MAX." along the edge surrounding the pontiff's bust. The reverse has a legend "SOLUM.IN.FERAS.PIUS.BELLANTUR.PASTOR." in three lines in exergue. An interesting and rare re-strike. 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 rare 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: Medal was most likely struck in the mid 1800's.
Origin: Vatican or Papal/Roman States.
Artist: Girolamo Paladino.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~53.5 grams, is ~43.5 millimeters in diameter, and ~3 millimeters thick at the edge.
Maker: Struck by the Mint of Rome.
Marks: Has the initials G.P.F. in the lower right corner above exergue line on the reverse.
Reference: Mazio 19 and Lincoln 377. Item 1997.114.28 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
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 extremely fine to about uncirculated or better condition. The medal shows minimum wear if any to the high point, some scratching and a minimum marking to the surface. These are minor and do not distract from the medal's beauty. The edge of the medal is plain and is unmarked. It 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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