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v35_0908 - VATICAN - PIUS IX 1 scudo or, module large 1862 Rome

VATICAN - PIUS IX 1 scudo or, module large 1862 Rome AU
MONNAIES 35 (2008)
Starting price : 150.00 €
Estimate : 250.00 €
Realised price : 222.00 €
Number of bids : 6
Maximum bid : 222.00 €
Type : 1 scudo or, module large
Date: an XVI
Mint name / Town : Roma
Quantity minted : 225.895
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 16,28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,74 g.
Edge : striée
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire bien frappé et bien centré qui conserve une grande partie de son brillant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : PIVS. IX. PON. - MAX. AN. IX..
Obverse description : Buste du Saint-Père, Pie IX à gauche ; au-dessous, signature B. Z..
Obverse translation : (Pie IX souverain pontife, neuvième année).

Reverse


Reverse description : Dans une couronne, en trois lignes : 1/ SCVDO/ 1862 et à l’exergue R.

Commentary


Module large de 16,3 mm au lieu de 14,2 mm pour les monnaies du premier type frappées entre 1853 et 1857. Cassure de coin au droit.

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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