||Papal States. Clemente XI gold 4 Scudi d'oro (Quadrupla) 1706, Rome mint, Fr-193 (Rare), Berman-2341, Muntoni-2, CNI-67, Nomisma-232 (R5), AU55 NGC. Obv. Papal arms. Rev. Madonna and Child with date below in Roman numerals MDCCVI. An exceedingly rare issue with a slightly soft central strike and notable remaining luster. No recent sales can be referenced for this elusive piece. Clemente XI was born Giovanni Francesco Albani to a family that came to Italy from Albania in the 15th century. During his reign as Pope, the Papal States began a major decline in power and prestige. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $44,062.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.