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64, Lot: 318. Estimate $150.
Sold for $90. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Papal States. Alexander VI. 1492-1503. AR Grosso (24mm, 2.54 gm). Ancona mint. Borgia arms / Ss. Paul and Peter; monogram between, MARCI in exergue. Muntoni I pg. 96, 23; Berman 538. Toned VF, clipped.

From the Charles Weber collection

Although Alexander extended the secular power of the papacy, began planning the basilica of St. Peter's, and negotiated the treaty that divided the world between Spain and Portugal, arguably his best claim to fame is as the father of Lucretia Borgia.