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Live auction - fwo_416360 - ITALY - PAPAL STATES - PIUS IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) 50 Lire an XXIV 1870 Rome

ITALY - PAPAL STATES - PIUS IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) 50 Lire an XXIV 1870 Rome XF
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Estimate : 3 800 €
Price : 2 800 €
Maximum bid : 3 001 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:57:35
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : 50 Lire an XXIV
Date: 1870
Mint name / Town : Roma
Quantity minted : 1459
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 16,09 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente une usure régulière de circulation et des petits coups sur le listel
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : PIVS. IX. PON. - MAX. AN. XXIV.
Obverse description : Buste du Saint-Père, Pie IX à gauche ; au-dessous signature C. VOIGT.
Obverse translation : (Pie IX souverain pontife, vingt-cinquième année).


Reverse legend : STATO PONTIFICIO.
Reverse description : Légende circulaire, au centre dans une couronne formée d’une branche de chêne et une branche de laurier : 50/ LIRE/ 1870.
Reverse translation : (État Pontifical).


C’est la première fois que nous proposons cette monnaie d’une grande rareté à la vente.

Historical background

VATICAN - PIE IX (Jean-Marie Mastai Ferretti)


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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