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eMedals-Vatican, Papel States. An Order of Pope Pius IX, Grand Cross, by A.Casazza, c.1910

Item: M0364-1

Vatican, Papel States. An Order of Pope Pius IX, Grand Cross, by A.Casazza, c.1910

Sale Date: September 9, 2019 Hammer Price

$771

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Vatican, Papel States. An Order of Pope Pius IX, Grand Cross, by A.Casazza, c.1910

(Ordine di Pio IX). Instituted 1847. A fine set sold at the request of the recipients decedents, consisting of a large sash badge in bronze gilt, presenting an eight armed blue enameled silver star with fan clusters in each quadrant, centre obverse with PIUS IX in gilt lettering on white enameled background, surround with blue lettering with Virtuti et Merito ("Virtue and Merit"), reverse centre with field presenting Anno 1847 for Pius IX, measuring 62.5 mm (w) x 67.1 mm (h - inclusive of integral ring), on original silk sash, with blue enamel loss and loss reverse centre, otherwise near extremely fine. Accompanied by the star of the order in silver, consisting of a large blue enameled eight armed gilt cross, with clusters of silver rays in each quadrant, obverse centre with PIUS IX in gilt lettering, surround with blue lettering with Virtuti et Merito ("Virtue and Merit"), reverse centre with Anno with Roman numberals for 1847, measuring 73.8 mm (w) x 74.2 mm (h), with minor blue enamel wear and loss, reverse centerpiece loose, otherwise near extremely fine. Order presented in original case of issue, wooden framed wrapped in red leather with gilt impressed details, maker marked on interior lid A.Casazza Via S. Chiara 30 ROMA, strong hinge as well as catch, very fine.
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