Roman Republic (1798-99) 2 baiocchi
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, République romaine (1798-1799), Cu 2 baiocchi, s.d. Très Beau à Superbe. (Italy, Pontifical State, Roman Republic (1798-99), copper two baiocchi, undated, very fine to extremely fine.)"This type was issued in many varieties, KM 7.1 thru 7.5. This one has an oak wreath reverse, so we attribute it to KM 7.5. The Roman Republic was formed to welcome the advancing French armies in 1798 and the pope fled to Venice and Austrian protection. When Napoleon left Italy for Paris, the puppet republics all collapsed and the pope returned to Rome, to rule until 1808.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: copper or brass.
Catalog reference: Munt. 10; KM 7.5, Berman 3162.
- Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
- Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 132, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.