Naples (1556-98) ducato Dav-8315
This specimen was lot 39284 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Naples. Ducato, ND (ca. 1556-98). Philip II (1556-98). NGC VF-25. Very attractive example and without the usual flan problems common to the issue. Warm gray-brown tone, with most of the facial and hair detail still present. Nice. One small flan crack." This type was struck for Philip II of Spain, he of the Spanish Armada. The Spanish ruled Naples until the death of the last Hapsburg in 1700.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-8315.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.