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Lot 30168

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30168
Date 1588
Country Italy
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination 2D
Description Massa Di Lunigiana. Alberico I Cybo Malaspina Gold 2 Doppia 1588, Fr-592, Varesi 295/2 (R4), CNI 106/116, AU55 NGC. Obv. Bust right with ruff collar. Rev. Crowned arms. Superbly struck, with fully round flan. The surfaces are free of detracting flaws and display a touch of luster beneath orange-golden patina. An extremely rare issue with no recent auction records. Marquis Alberico I opened the mint at Lunigiana after inheriting the estate from his mother. The last coinage of Massa Di Lungiana, in the name of Maria Beatrice D'Este Cybo Malaspina, was actually produced in Milan. Realized $13,512.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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