Italy - Papal States - Medaglia - Cardinale Pietro Barbo - 1455 - Bronze

Description
Italy - Papal States - Medaglia - Cardinale Pietro Barbo - 1455 - Bronze
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Cardinal Pietro Barbo, later Pope Paul II (1417-1471). Original medal, cast in bronze, issued for the construction of the Palazzo Venezia in 1455.
Obverse: Bust of Cardinal facing left.
PETRUS BARBUS VENETUS CARDINALIS
S MARCI
Reverse: Barbo coat of arms
HAS AEDES CONDIDIT ANNO CHRISTI M•CCCCLV
Artist: Andrea Guazzalotti (1425-1495)
Diameter: 34 mm. - Weight: 27.4 g (approx.)
References: HILL 737 - Kress 206 - Armand, Tomo II, p.31, n.2
Rarity: R.
Condition: XF+.
With traces of cuprite on the reverse, not totally removed, making the antique patina of this medal pleasantly varied.
Tracked shipping via DHL courier, carefully packaged.

Lot details
Country
Italy - Papal States
Nominal Value
Medaglia
Year/Period and Variation
- Cardinale Pietro Barbo - 1455
Precious metals
Bronze
Nr. of Items
1
Condition
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