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Papal States (Italian States), tin "steckmedaille" box medal, ca. 1823, death of Pope Pius VII (1800

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Papal States (Italian States), tin  steckmedaille  box medal, ca. 1823, death of Pope Pius VII (1800
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Papal States (Italian States), tin "steckmedaille" box medal, ca. 1823, death of Pope Pius VII (1800-1823), by Stettner, containing eight double-sided copperplate-engraved picture roundels plus a roundel inside each side with German inscriptions, all housed in a small case with booklet printed in Dutch. Pressler-441. 32.61 grams, 49 mm. Charming relic that looks like a small book made from paper over chamois, the inside containing a tiny printed booklet in Dutch and the all-important tin box medal that houses eight sturdy paper roundels depicting sixteen various religious and historical scenes, beautifully hand-colored, with German cursive writing below, in addition to two more German-written roundels affixed to the insides of the box medal giving the personal history of Pope Pius VII, whose portrait appears on the obverse of the medal under legend PIVS VII . PONT : MAX : with Mary and Christ Child on reverse below legend S . MARIA MATER DEI REGINA COELI ., all in excellent condition except for the outer binding (a bit loose), a fascinating Catholic artifact from almost two centuries ago.