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Pope Paul IV (Giovanni Pietro Carafa di Capriglia Irpina; 1555-1559) medal, 1559; struck in bronze; by the medalist Federigo Parmensis (also known as Gianfederico Bonzagni, Federigo Parmigiano and Gian Federigo Bonzagna); 24.5mm, 11.15g: obverse depicts Jesus driving out merchants from the Great Temple ("Beit HaMikdash") of Jerusalem, with legend in Latin "DOMVS MEA DOM O" at base; reverse depicts bust of Paul IV facing right, wearing robe whose collar is decorated with figures of Saint Peter and Saint Paul; legend in Latin reads "PAVLVS IIII PONT MAX AN V", and under the shoulder appear the medalist's initial "I F P". In AU, with a superficial oxidation dot on reverse, in lock of hair; Spink #579; Forrer IV pg. 392-93.

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Pope Paul IV/Jesus-merchants struck bronze medal by

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Jerusalem, IL
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