VATICAN, 20th century medallet of Julius III, 1550-55


VATICAN, Julius III, 1550-55, medallet, no date, Obverse: bust R, IVLIVS III PONT MAX, Reverse: haloed bust L, DIVO PETRO APOST PRINCIPI, cast bronze, 25mm, 8.68g, probably 20th century version, VF

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There are two kinds of things that are called “medals.” One is things that look like coins but don’t express a value. Sometimes those medals are considerably larger than most coins. The other kind of medal is a metal thing designed to be displayed on one’s chest, often a reward for something, often in a military context. If the medal is small enough it is sometimes called a “medallet.”