Lucca 1754 scudo Dav-1376

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 1413
Lucca 1754 scudo rev JElsen 121-1413.jpg
This specimen was lot 1413 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €160 (about US$256 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, LUCQUES, République (1369-1799), AR scudo, 1754, Droit: Ecu couronné, tenu par deux panthères. Revers: Saint Martin donnant la moitié de son manteau au mendiant. Belle patine. Très Beau. (Italy, republic of Lucca, silver scudo of 1754. Obverse: crowned arms supported by two panthers; reverse: St. Martin divides his cloak with a beggar. Nice patina, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1754-56 and is the last crown from this locality before the Napoleonic invasion of 1799.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.52 g, .916 fine silver, this specimen 25,97 g.

Catalog reference: CNI XI, 188, 825; KM 66, Dav-1376.

Source:

  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2014.

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