Savoy 1680 scudo Dav-4171

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1555
Savoy/Piedmont about 1700
This specimen was lot 1555 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 2200 CHF (about $2,707 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Savoia-Sardegna Vittorio Amadeo, 1675-1730. Scudo bianco 1680, Torino. Die Brustbilder von Vittorio und seiner Mutter nach rechts. Rv. Gekröntes Wappen von zwei Löwen gehalten. Selten. Sehr schön. (Italy, duchy of Savoy, Victor Amadeus, 1675-1730, scudo bianco of 1680, Turin mint. Conjoined busts of the duke and his mother to right; reverse: ducal arms supported by two lions, rare, very fine.)"
This rare scudo was minted in Turin in 1675 and 1680 only. The duke's mother, Maria Giovanna Batista, was regent 1675-80. The duke of Savoy would not be promoted to king of Sardinia until 1720.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 27,02 g.

Catalog reference: CNI 37. Sim. 5/2. Morosini 5, Dav-4171.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974..
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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