Papal States (1572-85) giulio Ber-1176

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Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 572
This specimen was lot 572 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €160 (about US$203 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Grégoire XIII (1572-1585), (Ugo Boncompagni), AR giulio, Rome. D/ Ecu orné, sous la tiare et les clés. R/ Saint Pierre deb. à d., ten. une Bible ouverte et une clé. Belle patine. Très Beau à Superbe. (Italy, Pontifical State, Gregory XIII (1572-85), silver giulio, Rome mint. Obverse: arms below crossed keys and tiara; reverse: St. Peter standing to right, bearing a key and an open bible. Nice patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Berman notes thirteen different giulii for this ruler with this one mentioned as fairly common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.19 g, .920 fine silver[2], this specimen 3,37 g.

Catalog reference: Munt. 82. Berman 1176.


  • 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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