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Innocent XII 1693 Mezza Piastra

Innocent XII 1693 Mezza Piastra Photo

Papal States: 1693 Half Piastra, Rome, Anno II of Pope Innocent XII depicting a pelican feeding its young. On the reverse, the pelican pierces its breast from which blood flows to its young. The pelican's self-sacrifice is intended to symbolize the true nature of Christian charity. Designed by engraver and medallist Peter Paul Borner. VF-XF with an unusually nice planchet and strike. Beautiful, old, grey toning, never cleaned, from a papal coin collection from the 1940s. Rare.

245.00
Innocent XII
Anno II
VF-XF
Berman-2240
Muntoni-34
1693
Papal States
Half Piastra
Silver
37mm
15.7g
Peter Paul Borner
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Rome
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