Papal States (1503-13) giulio Berman-591

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3370
This specimen was lot 3370 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 90 CHF (about US$113 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"VATIKAN - KIRCHENSTAAT, Giulio II. 1503-1513 Giulio o. J. Ancona Sehr schön. (Papal States, Julius II (1503-13), giulio without date, Ancona mint, very fine.)"
The piastra was 10½ giulii and the scudo was ten giulii. Berman[2] lists eleven different giulii for the reign of Julius II, patron of Michaelangelo and Bramante.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.95 g, .920 fine silver[2], this specimen 3.25 g.

Catalog reference: Muntoni 62. Berman 591.


  • [2]Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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