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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 1182. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papal States. Alexander VIII. 1689-1691. AR Piastra (32.01 gm). Rome mint. Dated 1690. ALEXANDER VIII PONT MAX A I, bust right, wearing cap and stole: HAMERANVS F [Hamerani made it] (engraver) below / LEGIONE AD BELLVM SACRVM INSTRVCTA, the Church standing left, holding model of the Pantheon and imperial legionary standard; Patrizi coat-of-arms in exergue. CNI XVI pg. 472, 26; Muntoni III pg. 43, 11; Berman 2173. Toned EF. ($2000)

Beautiful Baroque portrait with dies engraved by Giovanni Hamerani. The reverse refers to the siege of Negroponte.