Ancona (1555-59) giulio

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Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 562
This specimen was lot 562 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €80 (about US$101 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Paul IV (1555-1559), (Gianpietro Carafa), AR giulio, s.d., Ancône. D/ L'écu du pape sous les clés et la tiare. R/ Saint Paul deb. de f., ten. une épée et la Bible. Double frappe. Très Beau. (Italy, Pontifical State, Paul IV (1555-59), silver giulio, undated, Ancona mint. Obverse: arms below crossed keys and tiara; reverse: St. Paul standing, bearing a sword and a Bible. Double struck, very fine.)"
Ancona, on the Adriatic coast, is recorded as having minted a testone and a giulio (shown here) during this reign, neither especially rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.19 g, .920 fine silver[2], this specimen 3,11 g.

Catalog reference: Munt. 40. Berman 1046.

Source:

  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 132, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.

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