Papal States 1800-R scudo Dav-179

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-179 rev Tom F.jpg

This type is listed for 1800 only. Pius VII endured considerable mistreatment at the hands of Napoleon and was forced to participate in his coronation as emperor. Later, after the Pope refused to embargo trade with Britain, the Papal States were annexed to France outright and the Pope was imprisoned. The Congress of Vienna reconstituted the Papal States intact as they were before the French Revolution. They would not be incorporated into the kingdom of Italy until 1870.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: 26.25 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-179, KM 1248.1, Ber-3219.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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