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389, Lot: 1365. Estimate $150.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Pius IX. 1846-1878. AR Medal (43mm, 34.05 g, 12h). By G. Girometti. Dated RY 5 (AD 1850, in Roman numerals). PIVS PONTIFEX MAXIMVS ANNO V, bust left, wearing zucchetto, mozzetta, and pallium / DIRIPTVS EST DRACO ET DIXIT DANIEL ECCE QVEM COLEBATIS, Daniel standing left, gesturing towards slain serpent at feet; broken column to right. Rinaldi 44; Mazio supp. 681. EF, once cleaned, now retoning.