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Lot 30182

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30182
Date 1617
Country Italy
Service Catalog # 237695
Denomination 4SD'OR
Description Papal States. Paolo (Paul) V gold 4 Scudi d'oro Anno XIII (1617), Rome mint, Fr-107, Muntoni-7, CNI-551, Nomisma-114/B (R5), AU53 NGC. Obv. Papal Arms. Rev. St. Paul seated right. Softly struck, with considerable evidence of double striking, particularly in the legends. An extremely rare type, and the first example we have seen. Pope Paolo V (Paul V) was a member of the noble Borghese family. He was educated as a lawyer and became Cardinal in 1596. He became Pope in 1605 upon the death of Leo XI. Realized $12,925.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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