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Reference:5930 Pope Benedict XIV: Monument to Princess Clementina , 1742

Bust of Benedict XIV to right.

Clementina's monument in St Peter's Rome.

[by Otto Hamerani].

Bronze. 34 mm.

Condition: Extremely Fine


Princess Maria Clementina (1702-1735), grand-daughter of John Sobieski, king of Poland, was married to the Jacobite Prince James (III). She was much lamented by Pope Clement XII, who erected this monument on her death: the striking of the medal itself having been ordered by Pope Benedict XIV.


MI ii 570/204; Woolf 45:2; Bartolotti 743; Eimer 570.