Genoa 1713-FMS scudo largo Dav-1365

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2275
This specimen was lot 2275 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$298 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY | Genova, Dogi Biennali, 1528-1797 Scudo stretto 1713. Sehr schön. Kleiner Randfehler. (republic of Genoa, biennial doges, 1528-1797, scudo of 1713. Very fine, Minor edge nick.)"
Altho the cataloguers identified this as a scudo stretto (Dav-1366), the weight marks this specimen as a scudo largo (Dav-1365 or Dav-LS555) of a type struck 1670-1719. It is quite rare and this lot sold for a fraction of its catalog value. Two, three, four and six scudi exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 38 g, silver, this specimen 38.44 g.

Catalog reference: KM 113, MIR 294/70, Dav-1365.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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