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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2482. Estimate $250. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papal States. Sixtus IV. 1471-1484. Æ 45mm Medal (41.58 gm). Cast by Girolamo Paladino, late 16th Century. .SIXTVS. IIII. PONT* MAX*, mitred bust left, wearing large brooch / ANNO. IVBIL.- .ALMA ROMA, the Holy door; 1475 in exergue. No alteration in date. Lincoln 395; Modesti 26; Hill -; Kress -; (listed) Forrer 4, pg. 366. Good VF, toned dark brown, original roughness in fields. ($250)

This medal references the jubilee of 25 years, instituted in 1475, to end with the 1500th anniversary of Christ's birth. Some examples evidence a date alteration from a reverse type of 1450 (Nicholas V, 1447-1455. Lincoln 331-332). Little is known about the life of Paladino, besides the fact that he was prolific in producing reproductions of 15th Century Papal medals.