lot # 75 - Medals: Biblical/Religious
Italy: Pope Paul IV bronze medal; by Federigo Parmensis but not marked; 29.5mm, 12.6g. Obverse: Jesus driving out merchants from the Great Temple; Latin legend "DOMVS.MEA.DOM / VS.ORATIONIS / .VOC.". Reverse: bust of Paul IV facing right, wearing plain robe; Latin legend ".PAVLVS.IIII. .PONT.OPT.M.". Reeded edge. In UNC with some original luster; Spink #569; Forrer IV pg. 392-93. In 1555 Paul IV issued the canon, "Cum nimis absurdum" establishing the Roman Ghetto for the Jews, imposing seclusion & wearing distinctive signs. Image on this medal is metaphor to depict Paul IV's public disgracement & banishment of nephews from Rome for their scandalous behavior upon receiving positions of power there.
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Product Tags: Italian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Biblical & Religious Medals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Italy and from Other, which are Objects with Christian or New Testament references