||Papal States. Alessandro (Alexander) VI Borgia 2 Fiorino di Camera ND (1492-1503), Rome mint, Fr-30, Ber-527, Muntoni-4, MS63 NGC. o ALEXANDER o | oVI o PONT o MAX o, Papal arms in quadrilobe / o SANCTVS .o. PETRVS .o. ALMA .o. ROMA o, St. Peter fishing from a boat. Fully lustrous, and well-struck, with no flaws worth mention. Very scarce as a Select Mint State coin (as this example) and a stunning example of 500 year-old numismatic artistry. Alessandro Borgia was a prominent member of the decadent Borgia family, and the father of the infamous Lucrezia Borgia. The antics of the Borgia family, many true, some not, are legendary. Much of the dark part of Alessandro's reputation came from his enemies, but his successors in the Vatican described him as an outstanding Pope.
Realized $14,100.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.