Papal States 1713 piastra Dav-1445

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Heritage sale 3004, lot 21737
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21737 in Heritage sale 3004 (New York, January 2009), where it sold for $4,312.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Papal States. Clement XI Piastra (Scudo) Anno XIII (1713), AU58 NGC. Piazza/Pa[n]theon with Fountain/Obelisque. Original, iridescent surfaces with nice definition and light toning. From the Grundy Collection." The other piastra for 1713 is similar but only shows the fountain without the surrounding buildings. This type is one of fifteen different piastri struck in Rome during Clement's reign. None are cheap.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 32.07 g, .917 fine silver; this specimen 32.00 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1445, KM 752, Ber-2375.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3004: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2008.

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