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NVMMVS: • CLEMENS • VIII • PONT • MAX • A • V • - • RVTHENIS • RECEPTIS • (1596 A.D.) NFT: opensea.io/…19145878113431027391457810365503705790826284056577 zazzle.com/ProVaticanus Numismatic …More
NVMMVS: • CLEMENS • VIII • PONT • MAX • A • V • - • RVTHENIS • RECEPTIS • (1596 A.D.)

NFT: opensea.io/…19145878113431027391457810365503705790826284056577

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Numismatic Papal Medal for Reunification with the Ruthenian Church in the 5th Year of Clement VIII's Pontificate (Mo964)

Pope Clement VIII (Latin: Clemens VIII; Italian: Clemente VIII; 24 February 1536 – 3 March 1605), born Ippolito Aldobrandini, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 2 February 1592 to his death. Born in Fano, Italy to a prominent Florentine family, he initially came to prominence as a canon lawyer before being made a Cardinal-Priest in 1585. In 1592 he was elected Pope and took the name of Clement. During his papacy he effected the reconciliation of Henry IV of France to the Catholic faith and was instrumental in setting up an alliance of Christian nations to oppose the Ottoman Empire in the so-called Long War. He also successfully adjudicated in a bitter dispute between the Dominicans and the Jesuits on the issue of efficacious grace and free will. In 1600 he presided over a jubilee which saw many pilgrimages to Rome. He presided over the trial and execution of Giordano Bruno and implementing strict measures against Jewish residents of the Papal States. He may have been the first pope to drink coffee. Clement VIII died at the age of 69 in 1605 and his remains now rest in the Rome city church of Santa Maria Maggiore.

The Synod of Brest was held 1595 in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, by which a great part of the Ruthenian clergy and people were reunited to Rome.

Obverse: • CLEMENS • VIII • PONT • MAX • A • V •

Reverse: RVTHENIS • RECEPTIS •

Original minted medal, issued in 1596 to commemorate the reunification of the Church of the Ruthenians to that of Rome.

Immediately after the first mintings, the minting of the previous Mo963 broke. For this reason their reconstruction was necessary.

This medal differs from the previous one in having, at the V, the bottom altar surmounted by a pediment.

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