Genoa 1611-MC scudo stretto Dav-3900
This specimen was lot 21125 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Genoa. Scudo, 1611. Conrad II (1554-1637). PCGS MS-61 Secure Holder. A gorgeous piece with nice heft in hand. Well struck with nice definition of the high relief details. Beautifully toned displaying a plethora of hues which transitions from russet amongst the central devices to a reddish-purple in the legends to electric blue terminating with sea foam green at the edges. An excellent example with fantastic eye appeal worthy of a premium bid." The republic of Genoa simultaneously struck scudi stretti, scudi largi and double scudi, which weighed 76 grams! Altho this type was struck without change from 1596 to 1637, it does not turn up often.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-25, Dav-3900.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.