Papal States 1610 testone KM-61

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Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 582
This specimen was lot 582 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €80 (about US$101 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Paul V (1605-1621), (Camillo Borghese), AR teston, 1610, an 6, Rome. D/ Armoiries. R/ Saint Paul assis à d., ten. une épée sur l'épaule et lisant la Bible. presque Très Beau. (Italy, Pontifical State, Paul V (1605-21), silver testone, year 6, Rome mint. Obverse: arms; reverse: St. Paul seated to right, sword on shoulder, reading the Bible. about Very Fine.)"
Berman notes this type for years VII, VII and VIII. It is along the commoner of the eighteen different listed for Paul V.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.59 g, .916 fine silver[2], this specimen 9,30 g.

Catalog reference: Munt. 58, KM 61. Berman 1556.


  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 132, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.

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