Francesco I di Lorena, Grand Duke of Tuscany 1737-1765
MIR 352/1; Fr-333, PCGS-graded AU-55
Evenly detailed, pleasing surfaces other than small ancient scratch on reverse.
During Francesco’s reign, although he was a careful administrator, the duchy was bankrupted by the Wars of the Spanish, Polish and Austrian Successions, forcing him to sell many fine paintings in the Estense Gallery. Very few gold coins struck in his name have survived.