A beautifully toned original strike
Lot 3396
ITALY. Papal Coinage. Pius IV, 1559-1565. Medal (Silver, 27 mm, 12.15 g, 12 h), by G. Antonio di Rossi. •PIVS•PONT•OPT•MAX• Bust of Pius II to left, wearing tonsure and mantum. Rev. •PROVIDEN-TIA PONT• Providentia standing front, head to left, holding cornucopia in her left hand and grain ears over modius with her right; in the exergue, signature •A•R•. Mazio -. Spink 589 var. (589). Extremely rare in silver. A beautifully toned original strike. Minor flan faults, otherwise, extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection of Papal medals, Leu Web Auction 27, 9-11 September 2023, 2863, ex Solidus E-Auction 33, 15 September 2018, 87, Triton XVI, 8 January 2013, 1478 and Heritage 3015, 12 September 2011, 25193.
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250 CHF
Hammer price:
700 CHF
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Closing time: 26-Feb-24, 17:22:30 CET
All winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee.


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