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Clement X 1671 Washing of the Feet Medal

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Clement X 1671 Washing of the Feet Medal Photo

Obverse: Clement X facing right. Reverse: Kneeling Christ at right washing the feet of apostle Peter. A small die break on the obverse and die rust on the reverse point to a late strike. 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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Clement X
Anno I
R.Z. 298
Papal States