Papal States 1700 piastra Dav-4112

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
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This specimen is a one year type struck by Cardinal Giovanni Spinola after the death of Innocent XII (1691-1700). It is a sede vacante issue. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.07 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: Dav-4112; KM-651, Ber-2330.

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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.

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