||Papal States. Paul II (1464-71) gold Ducat ND, Rome mint, Fr-19, Berman-401, Biaggi-2187, AU55 NGC. Obv. ?? PAVLVS ? PP * ? * SECVNDVS ?, papal arms in quadrilobe. Rev. ? S ? ? ? PAVLVS ? ? S ? PETRVS ?, SS. Peter and Paul standing, ? ROMA ? in exergue. A lightly toned example with scattered reddish patination. There is noticeable luster in protected areas and the saints retain excellent detail. Paul II is perhaps best known for his art collecting and for introducing printing to the Papal States. He accomplished little of note in his political career.
Realized $3,818.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.