Sicily 1560 3 tari
This specimen was lot 35067 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $96. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Sicily. Messina. 3 Tari, 1560. Philip III (1556-98). Scratches on the obverse. Toned. VERY FINE. From the Demarete Collection." The portrait is of Philip II 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: cf.Spahr-66; MIR-319/5.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.