Papal States (1523-34) 1/2 giulio Ber-890

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Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 556
This specimen was lot 556 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €480 (about US$608 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Clément VII (1523-1534), (Giulio de' Medici), AV mezzo giulio, Parme. D/ Ecu de Médicis sous la tiare et les clés. R/ SVB TVVM PRAESIDIVM/ PARMA La Madone à l'Enfant trônant de f. Très rare. Beau à Très Beau. (Italy, Pontifical State, Clement VII (1523-34) silver half giulio, Parma mint. Obverse: arms below crossed keys and tiara; reverse: Madonna and Child enthroned. Very rare, fine to very fine.)"
It was struck for the duchy of Parma, then a papal fief.

Recorded mintage: unknown but very rare.

Specification: 1.97 g, .920 fine silver[2], this specimen 1,73 g.

Catalog reference: Munt. 120. Berman 890.

Source:

  • 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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