COIN OF THE WEEK - 19/6/14

COIN OF THE WEEK - 19/6/14 Jun 19 2014 Coins


An attractive 5-Franchi from the small Italian Duchy of Lucca and Piombino, with a double portrait, this one showing Felice Pascuale Baciocchi Levoy and his wife Elisa, the younger sister of Napoleon, who, thanks to her older brother's largess, delighted in the grand title of Anna Maria Elisa Napoleon Baciocchi Levoy, Princesse Française, Princess of Lucca and Piombino, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, and Countess of Compignano.  

The coin will be offered at auction at Spink in London on 25 June. It is currently available for viewing in our London showroom.