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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2395. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papal States. Benedict XV. 1914-1922. Complete set of his seven annual AR 44mm medals, and seven medals of Pius XI 1922-1939. Lot includes the following: Anno I (1914). Bianchi, engraver. Capped bust right, wearing stole / Garnished Papal arms surmounted by keys and mitre. Rinaldi 109 // Anno II (1916). Similar bust left / The Pontiff and the five continents imploring the Virgin for peace. Rinaldi 110 // As last. Æ 44mm. Rinaldi 110 var. // Anno III (1916/1917). Bianchi, engraver. Similar bust right / The Pontiff hearing a prelate. Rinaldi 111 // Anno IV (1917/1918). Bianchi, engraver. Similar bust left / Pontiff enthroned left, recieving an oriental prelate. Rinaldi 112 // Anno V (1918/1919). G. Magnoli, engraver. Bust similar to preceeding / Christ standing before the war victims. Rinaldi 113 // Anno VI (1920). Mistruzzi, engraver. Bust similar to last / Three new saints genuflecting in a cloud; dove of the Holy Spirit above. Rinaldi 114 // Anno VII (1921- dated 1920). Mistruzzi, engraver. Bust as last / SS. Gerolamo and Ephraim seated against an altar, each with the scriptures. Rinaldi 115 // Pius XI. Anno IV (1925). Mistruzzi, engraver. Capped bust right, wearing a stole / Six new saints praying in the clouds; dove of the Holy Spirit above. Rinaldi 119 // Anno X (1931). Mistruzzi, engraver. New Vatican Radio Station. Capped bust left, wearing a stole / Radio, flying left over the globe and radio towers. Rinaldi 125 // As last. Æ 44mm Medal. Rinaldi 125 var. (Æ) // Anno XIII (1934). Mistruzzi, engraver. Similar bust left / Seven new saints genuflecting in cloud; cross behind. Rinaldi 128 // Anno XVI (1937). Academy of Sciences. Mistruzzi, engraver. Bust as last / Medallions of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Volta. Rinaldi 131 // Holy Year, MCMXXV (1925). AR 34mm Medallet, with suspensory loop. Mitred and robed bust right / The Pope opening the Holy Door. Rinaldi -; Europese Penningen - // MCMXXIX (1929). AR 36mm Medal. Signing of the Lateran treaty. Bayer. Hauptmünzamt. Karl Goetz, engraver. Capped head left, with collar / St. Peter atop globe, holding keys and tablet marked PAX. Kienast 417. Good VF-prooflike Uncirculated, most toned, a couple with nicks. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURN. Fifteen (15) medals in lot. ($500)