Papal States (1503-13) giulio Berman-566

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Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 551
This specimen was lot 551 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €120 (about US$152 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Jules II (1503-1513), (Giuliano della Rovere), AR giulio, Rome. D/ Ecu à ses armes sous les clés et la tiare. R/ ALMA ROMA Saint Pierre, ten. une clé, et saint Paul, ten. une épée, deb. de f. Très Beau. (Italy, Pontifical State, Julius II (1503-13), silver giulio, Rome mint. Obverse: arms below crossed keys and tiara; reverse: SS Peter and Paul, bearing a key and a sword. Very fine.)"
Berman[2] lists eleven different giulii (including -574, -576 and -591) for the reign of Julius II, patron of Michaelangelo and Bramante.

Recorded mintage: unknown but available.

Specification: 3.95 g, .920 fine silver[2], this specimen 3,30 g.

Catalog reference: Munt. 20; Berman 566.

Source:

  • [2]Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 132, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.

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