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CNG Feature Auction 126

Lot nuber 1123

ITALY, Papal (Papal state). Hadrian IV. 1154-1159. PB Seal – Bulla (36mm, 48.92 g). VF.

CNG Feature Auction 126
Lot: 1123.

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Estimate: $ 1 000

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ITALY, Papal (Papal state). Hadrian IV. 1154-1159. PB Seal – Bulla (36mm, 48.92 g). ADRI/ANVS/ PP • IIII • in three lines / Head of St. Peter and St. Paul facing slightly right and left, respectively; long cross between, S PA S PE above. Serafini 1. Roughness, split, deposits. VF. Very rare.

Since no coins were issued in his name, the lead bullae of Hadrian IV are the only way to include Hardrian IV into a papal coin collection. The only Englishman elected to the throne of St. Peter, Nicholas Brekespear of St. Albans became Hadrian IV in 1154. His most famous and far-reaching papal act was the Donation of Ireland in 1156, granting Henry II of England dominion over Ireland.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 126 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 28-29 May 2024. This lot is in Session Four, which will begin 29 May at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 22.5% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 25% for all others.

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