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Papal medal, 1670
« on: October 10, 2018, 12:37:02 AM »
Because I was smitten with the fine and realistic baroque style of this medal, I decided to take a little excursion outside my usual ancient and medieval interest. There is always a place for real beauty. Only when the condition, too, is perfect.

Papal States. Pope Clement X, 1670-1676. Year 1 = 1670. AE medal. Obv. Tiaraed bust right. Rev. Christ washing the Pope's feet. Sculpted by Alberto Hamerani (1620-1677). 40 mm,  29.80 gr. BMP 1287.92.

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