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AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE PAPAL SEAL RING OF RENAISSANCE STYLE
AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE PAPAL SEAL RING OF RENAISSANCE STYLE

SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY

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AN ITALIAN GILT-BRONZE PAPAL SEAL RING OF RENAISSANCE STYLE
SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY
The carnelian matrix carved with the arms of Pope John Paul II
2 in. (5 cm.) high

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These arms are fundamentally the same as Pope John Paul II used when Bishop of Krakow but were adapted slightly by Bruno Heim on becoming Pope in 1978.

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