Modena 1632 lira

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34976
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 34976 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $764. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Modena. Lira, 1632. Francesco I d"Este (1629-58). Weakly struck in centers. Toned. CHOICE VERY FINE. From the Demarete Collection." This type is not listed in the SCWC, which mentions only the silver crowns and the gold. Modena lies between Parma and Ferrara.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-unlisted; MIR-780/3.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [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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