On the Diplomatic Road to Rijswijk
ITALY, Papal Coinage. Innocent XII.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 1017. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1691-1700. AR Piastra (31.69 g, 12h). Rome mint. Dated A(nno) V and 1696. INNOCEN XII PONT M AN V (triskeles stops), bust right, wearing camauro, mozetta, and stole; P • P • BORNER • F • below bust / LOQVETVR • PA CEM • GENTIBVS in banner above, Innocent XII seated facing on canopied papal daïs, pointing upward with right hand and pointing with left to cardinal standing to right wearing episcopal vestments; to left of Pope, another cardinal standing left with right hand raised; behind on either side, two members of the Corps of Pontifical Swiss Guards standing, each holding halberd; in foreground, remaining College of Cardinals seated in circle; P • P • B • F • (Farsetti arms) 1696 in exergue. CNI XVI 77; Muntoni 20; Berman 2228. Good VF, toned, evidence of prior mounting.
From the Luparello Collection. Ex Cardinal Spellman Collection.