Genoa 1665-AB scudo stretto Dav-3901
This specimen was lot 2418 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it sold for $317.25. The catalog description noted, "Italian States - Genoa. Scudo, 1665-AB. Cross with stars in angles. Reverse: Virgin and child on cloud. NGC graded VF-30." 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 1637 to 1725, it does not turn up often.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: CNI III,400,2ff., KM 79, Dav-3901.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 81: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.