Torriglia 1665 luigino

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3022
the republic of Genoa about 1700, with Torriglia to the north of the "G" in "GENUA"
This specimen was lot 3022 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 150 CHF (about US$179 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY | Torriglia | Violante Doria Lomellini, Witwe von Andrea III, Luigino 1665. Fast vorzüglich. (county of Torriglia, Violante Doria Lomellini, widow of Andrea III, luigino of 1665. About extremely fine.)"
This coin was struck in imitation of the French twelfth écu, then having a brief vogue in the Levantine trade. A similar luigino exists for 1665 (KM 6) with the reverse legend beginning DOMINUS...

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 2.27 g.

Catalog reference: KM 5, Cammarano 383, MIR 569.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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