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Innocent XI, by P H Mller, bust right wearing mozetta, camauro and stole, A.XI, signed below truncation P H MVLLER, rev. IN PERPETVVM (CORON0ATA TRIVMPHAT, winds blowing against a cross set on a rock in a stormy sea, 38mm. (Bart.687; Bon.XL; L.1470; Maz.347; TN.XXXVII, 4), only fine, an original medal with silver loop for suspension
Innocent XI, by P H Mller, bust right wearing mozetta, camauro and stole, A.XI, signed below truncation P H MVLLER, rev. IN PERPETVVM (CORON0ATA TRIVMPHAT, winds blowing against a cross set on a rock in a stormy sea, 38mm. (Bart.687; Bon.XL; L.1470; Maz.347; TN.XXXVII, 4), only fine, an original medal with silver loop for suspension

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Innocent XI, by P H Mller, bust right wearing mozetta, camauro and stole, A.XI, signed below truncation P H MVLLER, rev. IN PERPETVVM (CORON0ATA TRIVMPHAT, winds blowing against a cross set on a rock in a stormy sea, 38mm. (Bart.687; Bon.XL; L.1470; Maz.347; TN.XXXVII, 4), only fine, an original medal with silver loop for suspension

Lot Essay

This medal, clearly much worn, is an almost exact copy of the annual medal for 1687 by Giovanni Hamerani, celebrating victory against the Turks. The Holy League was proving effective against the Turks in Hungary. Buda was retaken by the armies under Charles of Lorraine, causing widespread celebrations in the west. Innocent ordered all the bells in Rome to be rung. Bartolotti states 231 medals were struck in silver in Rome, but this copy by Mller tells us there was also a demand for these medals outside Italy.
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