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CNG 103, Lot: 1070. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Toscana (granducato). Ferdinando I de Medici. 1587-1609. AR Piastra (42mm, 32.54 g, 6h). Firenze (Florence) mint. Dated 1589. Armored bust right, wearing small ruff / St. John the Baptist standing left, holding long cross and baptizing Jesus standing right in river Jordan; foliage around, radiant dove above. MIR 224/2; Davenport 5389. VF, lightly toned, flan flaw in obverse field.