Result list 9 November 2019

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Lotnumber: 1084
FIRENZE. Bond of 6 luoghi. black on vellum. Folds. The Monti were mediaeval financial institutions, of charitable origin, but becoming commercial - in effect, banks. They became numerous and powerful in Italy. The Medici family of Florence were great promoters of the Monti, and most of the Montipapers we see today are from Florence. This piece is a certificate of deposit of 6 luoghi (obligations of 100 ducati), and shows the Medici symbol of six loaves of bread. It is Monte Non Vacabile del Sale (based on the salt tax, and transferable), issued in accordance of the Decree of 12 Sep. 1645. Printed by copper-engraving on vellum. One of the earliest of all Monti pieces.
Themes: BEFORE 1800
ITALY
Date: 12 September 1645
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 1500