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Live auction - fwo_424313 - ITALY - PAPAL STATES - PIUS IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) Bulle papale n.d. Rome

ITALY - PAPAL STATES - PIUS IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) Bulle papale n.d. Rome AU/XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 301 €
Maximum bid : 301 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 18:41:46
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Bulle papale
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : lead
Diameter : 47,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 75,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large avec de beaux portraits à l’avers. Patine grise anthracite

Obverse


Obverse legend : S S.
Obverse description : Têtes nimbées rayonnants de saint Paul et de saint Pierre de face ; au milieu, une croix.
Obverse translation : (Saint Paul saint Pierre).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PIVS / PAPA / IX.
Reverse description : Légende en trois lignes au dessous d’une croix rayonnante.
Reverse translation : (Pie, pape neuvième).

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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