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Live auction - fwo_416176 - VATICAN - PIUS IX 5 Lire an XXV 1870 Rome

VATICAN - PIUS IX 5 Lire an XXV 1870 Rome AU/MS
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 18:33:58
Type : 5 Lire an XXV
Date: 1870
Mint name / Town : Roma
Quantity minted : 98504
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25 g.
Edge : striée
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire légèrement nettoyé puis patiné. La monnaie conserve de très bons reliefs
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : PIVS. IX. PON. - MAX. AN. XXV.
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


Reverse legend : STATO PONTIFICIO.
Reverse description : Légende circulaire, au centre dans une couronne formée d’une branche de chêne et une branche de laurier : 5/ LIRE/ 1870.
Reverse translation : (État Pontifical).

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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