Note 039
From Chapter 69 of the Decline & Fall

In his xxviith dissertation on the Antiquities of Italy, (tom. ii. p. 559 - 569), Muratori exhibits a series of the senatorian coins, which bore the obscure names of Affortiati, Infortiati, Provisini, Paparini. During this period, all the popes, without excepting Boniface VIII, abstained from the right of coining, which was resumed by his successor Benedict XI., and regularly exercised in the court of Avignon.

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