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    Pope Paul VI Silver Pontifical Medal Presented to Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean. Originally from His Personal Collection, with Official Vatican Photo. A 44mm high relief silver (.986 fine) medal designed by Enrico Manfrini for the Pope to present to visiting dignitaries and heads of state. The obverse features a bust of Pope Paul VI facing right, wearing mozzetta, stole, and zucchetto, with the text "PAVLVS VI PONT. MAX. - ANNO VIII" (Pope Paul VI Eighth Year) around. The reverse depicts Christ dining with the two disciples at Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35) with the text around: "L SACERDOTII CELEBRANS NATALEM | OMNE BONUM NOBIS CHRISTUS EST" (Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Paul VI's ordination to the priesthood). Original presentation case (worn) included as is a 9.5" x 7" color official photo of Bean with the Pope, dated on verso June 21, 1971 (some creasing and wear). Medal excellent.

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