Pisa 1607 tallero Dav-4186

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 5063
Tuscany 1607 tallero rev Goldberg 69-5063.jpg

This specimen was lot 5063 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $1,552.50. The catalog description [2] noted, "Italian States - Tuscany. Tallero, 1607 (Pisa). Ferdinando I de Medici, 1587-1608. Radiate-crowned and cuirassed half figure right, holding scepter. Reverse: Medici arms, shield supported on crowned Maltese cross. Natural edge flaw. Lustrous. Rare in this grade. NGC graded MS-63." Pisa, after a long career as an independent city state in the Middle Ages, fell under Florentine domination in Renaissance times. After the Florentine republic collapsed, Pisa became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, ruled by the Medicis until 1723. The type is listed in the SCWC for 1601-08.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-4186; CNI-XXI,1 (30), KM 15.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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