Papal States 1632 testone KM-176

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Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 590
This specimen was lot 590 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Urbain VIII (1623-1644), (Maffeo Barberini), AR teston, 1632, an 8, Rome. D/ Ecu de Barberini sous la tiare et les clés. R/ S PETRVS A-LMA ROMA Saint Pierre assis à g., ten. les clés. Très Beau. (Italy, Pontifical State, Urban VIII (1623-44), silver teston of 1632, year 8, Rome mint. Obverse: Barberini arms, crossed keys and tiara above; reverse: St. Peter seated to left, holding the keys. Very fine.)"
This type is also listed for 1633 and undated. It is along the commoner of the seventeen testone issued during Urban's rule.

Recorded mintage: unknown but available.

Specification: 9.59 g, .916 fine silver, this specimen 9,58 g.

Catalog reference: Munt. 50, KM 176. Berman 1721.


  • 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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