Papal States (1678) piastra Dav-4089
"ITALIEN Vaticano Innocenzo XI. 1676-1689. Piastra A III (1678/1679), Roma. Sehr schön. (Italy, Papal States, Innocent XI, 1676-89, piastra of year three (1678-79), Rome mint, very fine.)"Coinage of the Papal States remains popular today for, besides the strong associations for Catholics, this period saw a string of commemorative issues featuring wonderfully vivid portraits of the various men who occupied the throne of St. Peter. This type was issued 1678 only and is one of the scarcer piastri of Innocent's reign. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 31.99 g, .917 fine silver.
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- Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.