Papal States 1702 giulio KM-661
This specimen was lot 2713 in Goldberg sale 109 (Los Angeles, January 2019), where it sold for $690. The catalog description noted, "Italian States: Papal/Roman States. Giulio, 1702. Anno II. Clement XI. Light golden tone, sparkling gem. NGC graded MS-66." Berman notes fifteen different giulii for this pope. Berman-2421 has the reverse motto, "AFFLVANT/NOLITE/ COR/APPONERE" ("Set not your heart upon wealth"). The giulio was ten baiocchi, while the piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi (3½ testone).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.05 g, silver, .917 fine.
Catalog reference: Berman-2421, KM-661.
- Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 109: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.