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Live auction - fwo_501028 - ITALY - PAPAL STATES - PIUS IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) 100 Lire an XXI 1866 Rome

ITALY - PAPAL STATES - PIUS IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) 100 Lire an XXI 1866 Rome AU55 PCGS
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Estimate : 6 000 €
Price : 4 200 €
Maximum bid : 4 200 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 19:25:49
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : 100 Lire an XXI
Date: an XXI
Mint name / Town : Roma
Quantity minted : 1115
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 35 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 32,34 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R2
Slab
slab PCGS
PCGS : AU55
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie est sous coque PCGS AU55
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock du Centre Numismatique du Palais Royal et a été acquis en 1998

Obverse


Obverse legend : PIVS IX PONT. - MAX. AN. XXI.
Obverse description : Buste du Saint-Père, Pie IX à gauche ; au-dessous, signature : C. VOIGT.
Obverse translation : (Pie IX, Grand Pontife, année 21).

Reverse


Reverse legend : STATO PONTIFICIO / 100/ LIRE/ 1866 / R.
Reverse description : au centre dans une couronne composite.
Reverse translation : (États Pontificaux, 100 Lire).

Commentary


C’est la seconde fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente. L’année 1866 est tout de même moins rare que 1868 que nous avions proposée dans la vente LIVE AUCTION de Décembre 2017.

Historical background


VATICAN - PIE IX (Jean-Marie Mastai Ferretti)

(16/06/1846-7/02/1878)

Pius IX (1792-1878), elected after a vacancy of only fifteen days, with the longest pontificate nineteenth century. After a happy beginning, showing him, or at least a liberal innovative between 1846-1848, the Roman revolution rejects conservatism. After the February Revolution in France, agitation wins all over Europe and even Rome. Given the refusal of Pius IX declared war on Austria, the Republic was proclaimed on February 9 at the instigation of Mazzini and Garibaldi. On June 1, an expeditionary force was sent to Rome to restore order. The French took the city on July 3 and restore Pius IX. It can not prevent Victor Emmanuel II to achieve Italian unity and finds himself isolated from 1861. Rome resists another nine years before falling into the hands of the king of Italy and became the capital in 1870. Pius IX saw the last nine years of his life in considering himself as a prisoner of the Italian power.

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