Papal States (1708) piastra Dav-1438

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24999
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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
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The first specimen was lot 24999 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $_. The catalog description[1] noted, "Papal States. Clement XI Piastra Year VII (1708), XF45 PCGS, attractive pewter gray patina with bold features, an attractive 18th century Piastra." This date is a one year type struck in 1708. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler and was superseded by the scudo after 1740.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.07 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Ber-2374, KM 710, Davenport-1438.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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