Papal States (1559-65) scudo d'oro Fr-348
The Bologna mint began issuing gold for the popes during the reign of Urban VI (1378-89) and continued until Pius VI (1774-99). This scudo d'oro of Pius IV (1559-65) is rather scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.36 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-348, Ber-1074.
- Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.