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Live auction - fwo_427127 - COLOMBIA - CHARLES IV 8 Escudos 1797 Popayan

COLOMBIA - CHARLES IV 8 Escudos 1797 Popayan XF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 400 €
Maximum bid : 1 451 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 18:33:34
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : 8 Escudos
Date: 1797
Mint name / Town : Popayan
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 875 ‰
Diameter : 37, mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 27,02 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré avec plusieurs coups sur la tranche
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CAROL. IIII. D. G. - HISP. ET. IND. R./ .1797..
Obverse description : Buste de Charles III en habit avec le collier de l'ordre de la Toison d'or.
Obverse translation : (Charles IIII par la grâce de Dieu, roi d'Espagne et des Indes).


Reverse legend : IN. UTROQ. FELIX. - .AUSPICE. DEO/ P. - .J F..
Reverse description : Écu couronné écartelé en dix pièces : 1 Aragon, 2 Aragon-Sicile, 3 Autriche, 4 Bourgogne moderne, 5 Parme, 6 Toscane, 7 Bourgogne ancien, 8 Flandre, 9 Tyrol, 10 Brabant ; et posé sur le tout écartelé aux 1 et 4 de Castille, aux 2 et 3 de Léon, enté de Grenade ; sur le tout, écu de Bourbon ; le tout entouré du collier de l'ordre de la Toison d'or. 8 - S.
Reverse translation : (Sous le regard de Dieu dans un monde et l'autre).

Historical background



Charles IV (12/11/1748-19/01/1819) is the second son of Charles III and Maria Amalia of Saxony. He married Marie-Louise of Parma (1751 -1819) in 1765. The Spanish royal family at the time was immortalized by Goya. He succeeded his father in 1788. It's Godoy, his favorite governs in fact Spain with his wife. Returned to the French orbit after 1795, he allied himself with Napoleon and was defeated at Trafalgar. After the uprising of Aranjuez (March 1808), he abdicated in favor of his eldest son, Ferdinand VII, retracts, and entrusts his kingdom to Napoleon installed his brother, Joseph Bonaparte. Charles IV lived in exile in Compiègne, Marseille, and finally to Naples with his brother Ferdinand IV, King of the Two Sicilies where he died in 1819.

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