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2 lire: CM.500-2016

Object information

Awaiting location update


Ruler: Pope Pius XII (1939-58)
Mint: Papal Mint



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2016-11-21) by Buttrey, T.V., Prof.


Production date: AD 1942

Components of the work

Object composed of cupro-nickel Diameter 29.2 mm Weight 10.03 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Justice, seated facing, holding scales and book

  • Text: STATO DELLA CIT-TA' DEL VATICANO. IVST-ITITA in left and right fields. L 2 in exergue.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Papal arms.

  • Text: PIVS XII PONTIFEX MAXIMVS ANNO IV. 19-42 in left and right fields.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.500-2016
Primary reference Number: 243061
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Audit data

Created: Monday 17 August 2020 Updated: Wednesday 21 July 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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