Papal States 1675 piastra Dav-4077

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photo courtesy Stack's
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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1315 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, April 2010). The catalog description[1] noted, "VATICAN-PAPAL STATES. Clement X, 1670-1676. Piastra, 1675. Holy Year. Robed bust r. Rv. Interior of St. Peter's Basilica with Holy Door, Latin frieze DILIGIT. DNVS. PORTA. SION., the Lord has Loved the Gate of Zion. Splendid detail remains, enhancing the intricate design. Choice Extremely Fine. From the Eliasberg Collection." This date is a one year type struck in honor of the Holy Year declared by the Pope for 1675. Several other piastras (KM 368, 369, 370 and 371) were issued that year. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 367, Berman 2006, Davenport 4077.

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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, Coin Galleries: Selections from the Estate of Louis E. Eliasberg, Jr. and other important properties, New York: Stack's, 2010.

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