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

Lot nuber 1153

ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Sixtus IV. 1471-1484. AR Grosso (24mm, 3.13 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck 1483-1484.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1153.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

World, Silver

Sold For $ 1 400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Sixtus IV. 1471-1484. AR Grosso (24mm, 3.13 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck 1483-1484. Bust left / Coat-of-arms within tetralobe. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 406; CNI XV 63; MIR 454; Muntoni 14; Berman 451. Deep attractive cabinet tone. Good VF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 94 (18 September 2013), lot 1808.

Sixtus IV took exception to the ‘majesty of the papal office’ and produced exceptional single and double grossi bearing his portrait. Grierson (p.183) tells us ‘with a portait by Emiliano Orfini reminiscent of Melozzo da Forli’s splendid painting of the pope receiving a copy of Platina’s History at the inauguration of the Vatican Library’.

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.