Modena 1796 tallero Dav-1394

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 1172
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1172 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Modena. Tallero, 1796. Ercole III d'Este (1780-96). NGC AU-53. Lustrous with light even toning." The Este family managed to remain Dukes of Modena from the sixteenth century until the coming of Napoleon in 1796. This type is listed for 1795-96. At the time, 6 denari = 1 sesino, 2 sesini = 1 soldo, 20 soldi = 1 lira, 12 lire = 1 tallero or scudo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1394.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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