Several pins are included in this grouping from the pontificate of Pius XI.
The pin on the far right has medallions with the images of the three most important persons involved in the Lateran Treaty.
Pope Pius XI
Benito Mussolini, the Prime Minister of Italy
Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy.
One ribbon extending from the images is in the colors of the Italian state, white, green and red while the other is of the papal colors of white and gold.
The Lateran Treaty of 1929 gave birth to the modern day Vatican City State. You may view additional information about the Lateran Treaty in the Glossary.
Another pin featured bears an image of Pope Pius XI in color. The pin has his coat of arms and a ribbon with the papal colors of gold and white. This was to commemorate the fiftieth anniversry of his priesthood.
CU Pope Pius XI. Mussolini and Cardinal Gasparri signing Concordat. Mussolini leaving. Pius XI on balcony blessing people. Pius XI leaving Castel Gandolfo. People throwing flowers into path of car. Vatican radio station. Pius XI making first broadcast from Vatican station. Pius XI closing holy door with golden hammer. St. Peters at night. Pius XI blesses crowds at St. Peters. St. Peters as death is announced. Crowds kneeling. Cathedral of Notre Dame. Cuban Cathedral. St. Patrick’s Cathedral. New Pope will be Cardinal Pacelli seen here on U.S. trip in 1936.