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Medal - Pope Pius VII visits the Mint, France, 1805 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34349

Summary:
Medal Pope Pius VII visits the Mint, by Jean Pierre Droz, Issued by France, 1805
Minted in Paris
Statement Of Significance:
This medal was struck on the visit of Pope Pius VII. to the medal mint, January, 1805. He was in Paris for the coronation of Napoleon I.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1802 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Pope Pius VII wearing the Papal tiara; around, PIUS VII P. M. HOSPES NEAPOLIONIS IMP.; below in small lettering, DROZ F. AN XIII.
Reverse Description: At centre in four lines between a papal umbrella and the keys of St. Peter, EN JANVIER MDCCCV . / S. S. PIE VII A VISITE / LA MONNAIE / DES MEDAILLES.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Paris, France
Mint: Paris (Mint)
Artist: Jean Droz
Person Depicted: Pope Pius VII, France, 1805
References: Laskey p. 87 No. XLVIII
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Captain J. Laskey, Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 87 Pages

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