Ferrara (1471-1505) teston Biaggi-770

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13234
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC
the duchy of Ferrara in 1494

This specimen was lot 13234 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $10,575. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Ferrara. Teston, ND. NGC EF-45. Classic Rarity of the Italian Renaissance. Ercole I d'Este (1471-1505). Toned and very attractive. From the Demarete Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: CNI-X, pg.436#26; Biaggi-770.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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