Nomos AG > obolos 24Auction date: 21 August 2022
Lot number: 801

Price realized: 170 CHF   (Approx. 178 USD / 176 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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ITALY. Papal States. Leo X (Giovanni de' Medici), 1513-1521. Giulio (Silver, 27 mm, 3.54 g, 9 h), Rome. LEO DECIMVS PONTº MAXº / MA-RC View of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome; below, lion crouching to left, holding a globe between his forepaws. Rev. PETRE - •ECCE• - TEMPLVM• •TVVM• (= Behold, Peter, here is your temple) On the left, Pope Leo X kneeling to right, presenting a model of St. Peter's to St. Peter, on the right, seated facing but turned slightly to the left; below, arms of Cardinal Armellini. Berman 643. Muntoni 25. Very rare. Pierced, perhaps for suspension as a pilgrim's badge or amulet, otherwise, very fine.

From the Dr. Pelc Dens Sapientiae Collection, USA.

Starting price: 100 CHF