Piacenza 1592 scudo Dav-8358

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30805
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This specimen was lot 30805 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Piacenza. Alessandro Farnese Scudo 1592-V R, VF35 NGC. A boldly struck example, evenly circulated, and with little apparent weakness. The toning is uniform and there is a small flan crack at 3:00. In addition to his position as Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Alessandro was also the governor of the Spanish Netherlands owing to his mother's illegitimate descent from the Emperor Charles V." The duchy of Piacenza was united with the duchy of Parma in the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8358, MIR-1144/7.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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