Medal Pope Pius VII visits the Mint, by Jean Pierre Droz, Issued by France, 1805
Minted in Paris
Bust of Pope Pius VII wearing the Papal tiara; around, PIUS VII P. M. HOSPES NEAPOLIONIS IMP.; below in small lettering, DROZ F. AN XIII.
At centre in four lines between a papal umbrella and the keys of St. Peter, EN JANVIER MDCCCV . / S. S. PIE VII A VISITE / LA MONNAIE / DES MEDAILLES.
This medal was struck on the visit of Pope Pius VII. to the medal mint, January, 1805. He was in Paris for the coronation of Napoleon I.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
Laskey p. 87 No. XLVIII
[Book] Laskey, J. C. Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte., 87 Pages