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CNG 88, Lot: 2010. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Beatus Pius IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti). 1846-1878. AV Medal (32mm, 24.03 g, 12h). By J. Bianchi and G. Girometti. Dated RY XX (1866). PIVS · IX · PONT · MAX · AN · XX ·, bust left, wearing zucchetto, mozzetta, and pallium / EGO DOMINVS ET MAGISTER (I am thy lord and thy teacher), Christ kneeling right, wearing nimbus crown and bathing the feet of St. Pietro seated left, wearing nimbus crown; in two lines in exergue, EXEMPLVM DEDI VOBIS (this example I have given to ye). Mazio 740; Lincoln -; Rinaldi -. Superb EF. Rare.