Naples 1684 ducato Dav-4045

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Aureo sale 238, lot 17
This specimen was lot 17 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 450 euro (about US$714 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1684. Nápoles. IM-AG/A. 1 ducado. Rara. MBC. (Kingdom of Naples, ducado of 1684. Rare, very fine.)"
The SCWC lists this scarce coin under the kingdom of Naples, then under Spanish rule. This type is listed for 1684 only. It is cited[2] as one if the inspirations for the later pillar dollar of Latin America.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Fabrizi 292, Pannuti-Riccio 28, Vti. 191, Dav-4045.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • [2]Gilboy, Frank F., The Milled Columnarios of Central and South America: Spanish American Pillar Coinage, 1732 to 1772, Regina, Saskatchewan: Prairie Wind Publishing, 1999.

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