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Lucky enough to pick up this Papel medal in good quality recently, those of you that have visited Rome may have been to this museum. Palazzo Barbo or Palazzo Venezia is a palace in Rome located just off Piazza Venezia, built between 1455 and 1467 on behalf of the Venetian Cardinal Pietro Barbo, who later became Pope under the name of Paul II. The travertine of the Colosseum and Teatro di Marcello was used for the construction of this building. 

Currently, Palazzo Venezia houses the National Museum of Palazzo Venezia, the National Institute of Archeology and Art History with the library of Archeology and Art History, also, since December 2014, Palazzo Venezia has become the headquarters of the Polo Museale del Lazio.

The National Museum of Palazzo Venezia mainly displays the collections of Pope Paul II, who was the first inhabitant of this building. You can also admire some pieces from the Sant'Angelo Castle, the Museum of the Roman College, and the National Gallery of Ancient Art. In the corridors of the palace, you will be able to appreciate different elements, such as Renaissance paintings, polychrome wooden sculptures, rugs, weapons, armor, and terracotta sculptures.

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Cast bronze medal 1465. Bust to the left / Two-tower Palazzo Venezia in Rome. Spink 368, Borner 293, Kress Coll. 216. 34mm. 33.5mm. Below a pic of how the Palace/Museum looks today with a few modifications.

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WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME OTHER OF THESE HISTORCALLY IMPORTANT MEDALS.

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I have got two medals from the papal states featuring historical buildings of Rome:

Pope Alexander VII. - Medal - 1660 - Arsenal of Civitavecchia

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Sadly I couldnt find any modern pictures of the structure depicted here so I guess it has been destroyed at some point in history? Here an older painting:

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Pope Pius XI. - Medal - 1912 - Founding of the Pontifical Biblical Institute

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Here a picture of how the building looks today

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On 7/22/2022 at 2:37 AM, wittwolff said:

I have got two medals from the papal states featuring historical buildings of Rome:

Pope Alexander VII. - Medal - 1660 - Arsenal of Civitavecchia

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Sadly I couldnt find any modern pictures of the structure depicted here so I guess it has been destroyed at some point in history? Here an older painting:

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Pope Pius XI. - Medal - 1912 - Founding of the Pontifical Biblical Institute

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Here a picture of how the building looks today

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They are absolutely fantastic medals, two of that type I aspire to own one day, I can remember walking around the biblical institute area when last in Rome. 

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On 7/22/2022 at 2:37 AM, wittwolff said:

Sadly I couldnt find any modern pictures of the structure depicted here so I guess it has been destroyed at some point in history? Here an older painting:

 

Probably right looking at pic of the area no trace, but on the right of your coin and the painting you can see this...

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pic from Wikipedia.

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