Papal States (1637) piastra Dav-4059

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-4059 rev Tom F.jpg

Silver piastri are popular with collectors not only for their Catholic associations but also the extraordinarily vivid portraits of the various popes, including Urban VIII shown here. This type is listed for years XII, XV (1637) and XX (1643). It is expensive but available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 31.99 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-4059; KM-190, Ber-1713.

Source:

  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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