This is an original, limited edition presentation medallion commemorating the elevation of Pope Pius XI, signed by Pius XI.
It features a graphic representation of the medallion issued for the event, Pius’s signature, and is dated Feb 6, 1922. The piece comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.
“This item is perhaps, without a doubt, one of the most difficult and rarest of the ‘OFFICIAL’ documents to obtain from the Vatican. The document is one from a lot of a small quantity produced upon appointment of a new Pontiff.
Hereby described as: Overall size 9 1/4″ X 12 1/2”. At the top of the document (in Latin) is the statement attesting to the fact that the Medallion pictured below commemorates the appointment of the new Holy Father – in this case – Pope Pius XI.
The artist’s photo of the front and back of the Medallion is affixed. It is largely, boldly and clearly signed by Pope Pius XI … it is further dated below his signature: February 6, 1922.