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    1706 Clemente XI Quadrupla

    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.

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