Papal States (1645) piastra Dav-4064

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-4064 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 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.

Catalog reference: Dav-4064; KM-241, Ber-1814.


  • 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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