Papal States 1696 giulio

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from Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 623
This specimen was lot 623 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €65 (about US$82 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Innocent XII (1691-1700), (Antonio Pignatelli), AR giulio, 1696, an 5, Rome. D/ Armoiries. R/ Dans un cartouche orné: ELEVAT/ PAVPEREM. Très Beau. (Italy, Pontifical State, Innocent XII (1691-1700), silver giulio of 1696, year 5, Rome mint. Obverse: arms; reverse: motto in ornate cartouche. Very fine.)"
This is one of four giulii with the motto ELEVAT PAVPEREM ("He has Raised up the Poor"). This is the only giulio dated 1696; it is also known for 1697.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.05 g, .917 fine silver, this specimen 2,98 g.

Catalog reference: Munt. 58; Berman 2261, KM 593.

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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 132, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.

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