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Pius IX 1849 Award Medal to Spanish Soldiers

Pius IX 1849 Award Medal to Spanish Soldiers Photo

1849 bronze medal, 31.8mm across, with nice, coppery toning, awarded to Spanish soldiers who supported Pope Pius IX against local republican opposition. In February 1849, five warships steamed to Gaeta from Barcelona, with three more from Cadiz following in May. In total, 4,000 Spanish soldiers were deployed in Gaeta and placed at the Pope's disposition.

65.00
Pius IX
Unstated
VF+
R.Z. 674
1849
Papal States
Bronze
31.8mm
17.1g
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