Papal States (1645) piastra Dav-4064
Silver piastri are popular with collectors not only for their Catholic associations but also the extraordinarily vivid portraits of the various popes, including Innocent X (1644-55) shown here. This type is listed for year II (1645), III (1646) and IV (1647).
Recorded mintage: unknown but quite scarce.
Specification: 31.99 g, .917 fine silver.
- 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.