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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2398. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papal States. Vatican City. Pius XII.1939-1958. Lot of nine 44mm Medals by Mistruzzi, mostly AR Annual medals. Lot includes the following: Anno I (1939). Æ 44mm Medal. Capped bust left, wearing hood and stole / Papal arms surmounted by keys and mitre. Rinaldi 133 var. (Æ) // Anno II (1940). Æ 44mm Medal. Similar bust right / Justice enthroned facing, holding cross. Rinaldi 134 var. (Æ) // Anno III (1941). Similar bust left / Christ standing amidst mourners and wounded. Rinaldi 135 // Anno V (1943). Similar bust to preceeding / Pope kneeling before Virgin, praying for world peace; globe as background. Rinaldi 137 // Anno VII (1945). Æ 44mm Medal. Half facing capped bust, head left / The Good Samaritan helping the wounded man. Rinaldi 139 var. (Æ) // Anno IX (1947). Æ 44mm Medal. Similar bust left / Nine medallions of new saints around dove of the Holy Spirit in sunburst. Rinaldi 141 var. (Æ) // Anno XVIII (1955). Capped bust right, wearing stole / The Pontiff enthroned right, recieving ACLI delegates. Rinaldi 150 // Anno XX (1957). Bust as last / Archangel Gabriel flying over the antennae of the Vatican Radio Station. Rinaldi 152 // Holy Year, MCML (1950). AR 44mm Medal. Solemnization of the Assumption of Mary. Capped head left with collar / Throng of Angels lifting the Virgin. Rinaldi -. Lot also includes the following medals by Mistruzzi: John XXIII. 1958-1963. Anno I (1958/1959). Capped bust left, wearing stole / Virgin of Lourdes; pilgrimage of believers in background. Rinaldi 153 // As last. Æ 44mm. Rinaldi 153 var. (Æ) // Anno II (1960). Similar bust right / The Pontiff consecrating missionary bishops. Rinaldi 154 // As last. Æ 44mm Medal. Rinaldi 154 var. (Æ). EF-prooflike Uncirculated, some lightly toned. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURN. Thirteen (13) medals in lot. ($300)