Naples (1458-94) ducat Fr-819

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Goldberg sale 41, lot 4111
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
This specimen was lot 4111 in Goldberg sale 41 (Beverly Hills, June 2007), where it sold for $5,290. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Naples. Ducat, ND. Mintmaster C, Jacopo Cotrugli or Cola Spinglli. Ferdinand I (of Aragon), 1458-1494. Obv: Crowned portrait right of Ferdinand. Leg: RECORDAT:MISERICORDIE.SV. Reverse: Crowned shield with arms. Leg: FERDINANDVS:D:G:R.SI:IE Exceptional quality and thus rare. NGC graded MS-63. Ferdinand ruled Naples for 46 years. Following him would be tumult for ten years until Ferdinand the Catholic returned the Aragonese to the city."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.53 Grams, 21.92 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-819; CNI-pl.V,6 var; Biaggi-1669; Grierson-942; Pannuti-5.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ira & Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 59: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills, 2010.

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