Wedgwood basalt disc of Pope Clemens VIII, circa 1775

Impressed “Wedgwood” lower case mark and No. “236”

Pope Clement VIII, 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.

Diameter: 3.3 cm

Condition: Chip to the rim