Papal States 1696 piastra Dav-4106

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-4106 rev Tom F.jpg
another specimen, from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-4106 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 and is listed for 1696 with year V (shown here) and VI. Innocent XII ruled 1691-1700.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.07 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Ber-2228, KM 598; Davenport 4106.

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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