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Medals

Reference:5701 Pope Alexander VII Chigi, 1659

Large bust of Pope Alexander VII Chigi to left, wearing cap, mozezette and stole. ALEXANDER VII P M PIVS IVST OPT SENEN PATR GENTE CHISIVS MDCLIX.

Detailed plan of the port of Civitavecchia; above, on scroll, NAVALE CENTVMCELL.

By Gioacchino Francesco Travani.

Bronze, cast. 67 mm.

Condition: Extremely Fine

Notes:

The portrait of Alexander VII is based on a design by Bernini.

In 1659, Alexander VII not only enlarged but fortified the port of Civitavecchia.

A superb cast, and a wonderful medal.

References:

Bowdoin Collection 97.