Papal States, Bologna, Gregorio XIV - Nicol Sfondrati (1590-1591), Doppia ND

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Papal crowns and crossed keys above oval, garnished Sfondrati Arms / Floriate cross, flanked below by Sfondrati Arms at left and City-Arms at right; (sun). BONONIA..*.. DOCET. Ber.1416, CNI 1, Fr.355, Munt 3. The brief pontificate of Gregorio XIV was marked by his vigorous intervention in favor of the Catholic party in France during the Religious Wars. He excommunicated the Protestant King Henri IV, and took a strong pro-Spanish stance in other matters (motivated at least in part because he was elected thanks to the influence of the Spanish cardinals). Extremely Rare. PCGS, AU Details RR!
Price: 8,000€