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Sale: CNG 60, Lot: 2129. Estimate $250. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002. 
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papal States. Paul III. 1534-1549. Lead 38mm Bulla (49.33 gm), with 45cm of original red and yellow cord. PAVLVS/PAPA/III, lys in chevron above; lys punctuate legend / SS/PP/AE, nimbate heads of Saints Peter and Paul three-quarter facing and semi confronted, cross between. Serafini pg. 245, 307. EF, some lustre, light scratch but otherwise choice. ($250)

A fully original Renaissance Papal seal, complete with cord, which is still evocative of it's primary function.