Medal Pope Pius VII visits the Mint, by Jean Pierre Droz, Issued by France, 1805
Minted in Paris

Obverse Description

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.

Reverse Description

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.

Edge Description



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.

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