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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2393. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papal States. Leo XIII. 1878-1903. Lot of nine medals featuring enthroned or triumphal figures, mostly AR 44mm annual medals. Lot includes the following: Anno II (1879). F. Bianchi, engraver. The Church enthroned facing upon a cloud, holding cross and tablet. Rinaldi 73 // Anno VI (1883), reverse dated MDCCCLXXXI (1881). F. Bianchi, engraver. Capped bust left, wearing stole / The Pope enthroned right, recieving a delegation of Slavs sent to Rome for the Millanery of SS. Cyril and Methodius. Rinaldi 77 // Anno VIII (1886/1887). F. Bianchi, engraver. Bust as last / Two herald angels, a cherub, and the Virgin triumphant within clouds. Rinaldi 77 // As last. Æ 44mm Medal. Rinaldi 77 var. (Æ) // Anno XIII (1890). F. Bianchi, engraver. Bust as last / Peter seated facing upon rock, holding key chained thereupon. Rinaldi 84 // Anno XVII (1894). Founding of Leonine College in Rome. Bianchi, engraver. Bust as last / Religion enthroned right with cross, St. Francesco Saverio before. Rinaldi 88. Two (2) examples // As last. Æ 44mm Medal. Rinaldi 88 var. (Æ) // Anno XXV (1912/1913). Bianchi, engraver. Mitred and robed bust left / St. Peter enthroned facing with key and Gospels. Rinaldi 96 var. (mitred bust). Apparently Rare variety, possibly a pattern. Good VF-prooflike Uncirculated, most toned, a couple light scratches. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURN. Nine (9) medals in lot. ($300)