Sicily 1619-IP 3 tari
"1619. Felipe III. Messina. IP. 3 taris. MBC-. (Sicily, Philip III, three tari of 1619, Messina mint, about very fine.)"The portrait is of Philip III 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. Three taris equaled one fourth of a piastra.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 7,75 g.
Catalog reference: Vti. 121.
- Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2015.