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« on: February 23, 2004, 02:38:32 pm »


Silver-mixture mm19

D/ VRBANVS  VIII P. MAX
R/ St. Michael Archangel demolishes the Demon.

The reverse is interesting because for the first time I see the Demon represented on a coin.

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 02:56:37 pm »

Dear Sir:

You have indeed seen a demon.  I think the coin is a Muntoni Number 195, described as "S. Michele scaccia Lucifero."  So your coin shows the Archangel and the greatest demon of them all.  The coin is a quattrino.

Urban VIII issues much better demons.  On the huge silver "piastra" you will get a much better look at "Lucifero" and "Sancto Michele," too. Muntoni No. 34, another piastra -- which is about 20 percent heavier than a U.S. silver dolar -- shows our hero besting no less than four demons.

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