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Innocent XIII 1722 Washing of the Feet ORIGINAL

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Innocent XIII 1722 Washing of the Feet ORIGINAL Photo

Obverse: Pope Innocent XIII right. Reverse: Kneeling Christ at right washing the feet of apostle Peter. Pierced, nice patina, original medal by Ermenegildo Hamerani. The Washing of the Feet medal was instituted circa mid-16th century and issued until 1870. Every Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) the pope re-enacts Christ's action at the Last Supper by washing the feet of twelve ordinary people who would also receive the medal in gold and silver.

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Innocent XIII
Anno II
R.Z. 413
Papal States
Ermenegildo Hamerani