Piacenza 1597-AP scudo Dav-8358

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Jean Elsen sale 140, lot 1043
This specimen was lot 1043 in Jean Elsen sale 140 (Brussels, March 2019), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,730 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, PIACENZA, Alexandre Farnèse, duc de Parme (1586-1592), AV scudo, 1597AP. Frappe posthume. D/ B. dr. et cuir. à g. Avec légende fautive DVX II (au lieu de DVX III). R/ PLACEN ROMAN COLON Allégorie de Plaisance deb. de f., ten. un lis et une corne d'abondance. A g., le dieu du Pô déversant son urne. Très rare Bel exemplaire sur flan large. Double frappe au revers. Très Beau à Superbe. (duchy of Piacenza, Alexander Farnese, duke of Parma, 1586-92, silver scudo of 1597, posthumous strike. Obverse: draped and armored bust to left with erroneous legend; reverse: allegorical figure of pleasure stands facing, bearing a lily and a cornucopia, behind, the river god Po pours water from an urn. Very rare, nice example on a large planchet, double struck on the reverse. Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
The duchy of Piacenza was united with the duchy of Parma in the eighteenth century. This type was struck 1589-93 and 1595-99. There is also a double scudo (Dav-8357).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 31,61 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8358, CNI IX, 617, 45 var.; M.I.R. 1145/2 var.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 140, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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