Italian States, Papal States. 1895 Medal, PCGS SP64. Silver. Rinaldi-89.
Engraved by Bianchi upon the opening of the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm in Rome. Portrait of Pope Leo XIII left, wearing mantle and zucchetto / St. Benedict preaching to monks.
Rex says, "A lovely piece featuring vibrant ethereal toning, the reverse in particular reminiscent of a graveyard scene, with otherworldly green and blue colors invading the devices amidst what seems to be a midnight gathering."
PCGS Certification Number: 35778232
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