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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1150

ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Paul II. 1464-1471. AV Ducato (22mm, 3.46 g, 4h). Rome mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1150.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

World, Gold

Sold For $ 3 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Paul II. 1464-1471. AV Ducato (22mm, 3.46 g, 4h). Rome mint. Papal coat-of-arms within quadrilobe / St. Peter, holding key and Gospels, and St. Paul, holding sword and Gospels, standing facing. Cf. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 405 (for similar ducato); cf. CNI XV, 16-27; MIR 404/1; Muntoni 16; Berman 401; Friedberg 19 (Vatican). Lightly toned. Good VF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2015), lot 1134.

The Ducato papale - depicting St. Peter and St. Paul, was the standard design adopted by the papacy for its gold coinage. According to Grierson (p.185) ‘Portraiture, as in the commercial republics, was first avoided, perhaps because the majesty of the papal office was thought to transcend the person of the individual pope’. With exception of a portrait issue by Sixtus IV this tradition continued until the early sixteenth century.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.