Papal States 1681 piastra Dav-4090
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Innocent XI (1676-1689), (Benedetto Odescalchi), AR piastre, 1681, Rome. D/ Armoiries R/ Saint Pierre trônant de f., t. à g. Trou rebouché. Beau à Très Beau. (Italy, Pontifical State, Innocent XI (1676-89), silver piastre of 1681, Rome mint. Obverse: arms; reverse: St. Peter enthroned, head to left. Tooled, fine to very fine.)"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 1680-81 and is reasonably available. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown but available.
Specification: 31.99 g, .916 fine silver, this specimen 31,65 g.
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