Papal States 1669 piastra Dav-4073

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-4073 rev Tom F.jpg
another specimen, from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-4073 rev Tom Fi.jpg

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 issue is among the more available. This type was issued 1669 after the death of Clement IX (1667-69). The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 31.99 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: Dav-4073; KM-319, Ber-1988.

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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