Tassarolo (1604-16) scudo Dav-4178

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1595
Genoa about 1700. Tassarolo is near Novi
This specimen was lot 1595 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Tassarolo Agostino Spinola, 1604-1616. Scudo o. J. Imitation der österreichischen Prägungen. Geharnischtes Hüftbild rechts. Rv. Wappen auf gekröntem Doppeladler. Sehr schön. (Italy, county of Tassarolo, Agostino Spinola, 1604-16, scudo without date. Imitation of a Austria thaler. Obverse: armored half-length bust to right; reverse: crowned double-headed eagle with Austrian arms on the breast, very fine.)"
This rare scudo was minted in imitation of a Austrian thaler. Tassarolo is a tiny region in Genoa, today claiming less than a thousand souls.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28,16 g.

Catalog reference: CNI 44, Ravegnani M. 6. MIR 966, KM16.1, Dav-4178.


  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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