Papal States 1670 giulio

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 35022
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 35022 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $793. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Papal States. Giulio, MDCLXX (1670)-I. NGC AU-58. Clement X (1670-76). From the Demarete Collection." 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 was issued 1670 only. A giulio was one third of a testone and one tenth a piastra.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, .916 fine.

Catalog reference: KM-340; Berm-2018; Muntoni II-30.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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