Sicily 1555 4 tari
This specimen was lot 3992 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $306. The catalog description noted, "Italian States: Sicily. 4 Tari, 1555. Carlo V, 1516-1555. Crowned bust right right. Reverse: Eagle. Toned. NGC graded AU-53." The portrait is of Charles V of Spain. The Spanish Hapsburgs ruled Naples and Sicily as part of their Aragonese inheritance from the death of Ferdinand the Catholic in 1517 until the death of Charles II in 1700.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Mir-287/1.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.