Papal States 1667 testone

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-308 rev Tom F.jpg

This type was minted in 1667 as a sede vacante issue after the death of Alexander VII (1655-67). It is rather expensive in the condition shown. The testone was thirty baiocchi, while the piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi (3½ testone).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.59 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: KM-308, Ber-1963.

Source:

  • 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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