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Grosso - Giovanni Sforza

Grosso - Giovanni Sforza -  obverseGrosso - Giovanni Sforza -  reverse

© Paul B Schultz

Features

Country City of Pesaro
(Italian states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1489-1510
Value Grosso
Composition Silver
Weight 1.64 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Biaggi# 1904 variant
Elio Biaggi; 1992. Monete e zecche medievali italiane : dal sec. VIII al sec. XV. Montenegro, Torino, Italy.

Obverse

Quartered coat of arms: Eagle, pattern, pattern, Lion rampant

Lettering: IO.S.DEARA.CO.COTI.PISAV.D

Translation:
In Latin: Joannes Sfortia De Aragonia Comes Coti(gnoli?) Pisauri Dominus
In English: Giovanni Sforza of Aragon, Count of Cotignola, Lord of Pesaro

Reverse

Virgin Mary Enthroned holding infant Jesus

Lettering: S.M.ORA on right, PRO.N on left

Translation:
In Latin: Sancta Maria Ora Pro Nobis
In English: Saint Mary Pray for Us

Comments

Apparently scarce.  The rotation, like many medieval coins, is neither coin nor medal, but 210°. Although the lettering appears cut off at the tops, there is no sign of clipping on the edges.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1489-1510) 

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