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Live auction - fwo_421403 - COLOMBIE – KINGDOM OF SPAIN – PHILIP IV 2 Escudos n.d. Carthagène des Indes

COLOMBIE – KINGDOM OF SPAIN – PHILIP IV 2 Escudos n.d. Carthagène des Indes XF/AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 1 550 €
Maximum bid : 1 720 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:34:10
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : 2 Escudos
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Carthagène des Indes
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,83 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Cette pièce de deux escudos est légèrement décentrée au droit, frappée sur un flan irrégulier. La croix potencée au revers est bien venue à la frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection JMB


Obverse legend : [PHILIPPVS.] IIII. [DEI. GRATIA°] - II. - E.
Obverse description : Écu à multiples quartiers sommé d'une couronne coupant la légende en haut.
Obverse translation : (Philippe IV par la grâce de Dieu).


Reverse legend : [HISPANIARVM REX].
Reverse description : Croix potencée dans un double quadrilobe tréflé aux angles, cantonné de quatre annelets.
Reverse translation : (Roi des espagnoles).

Historical background



Philip IV of Spain (1605-1665) was the son of Philip III and Margaret of Austria. He became king in his father's death in 1621, the year he married Elizabeth of France (1602-1644), the daughter of Henry IV and Marie de Medici. He is the brother of Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII, and the father of Maria Theresa, wife of Louis XIV. Much of his reign is going to happen in the fight against France. From 1635, Spain entered the Thirty Years War. After the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, the continuing war between France and Spain, and ends only the Peace of the Pyrenees in 1659. The France finally lost Catalonia, but acquires Roussillon and Cerdagne. Mazarin and Anne of Austria Spanish arrange the marriage of Louis XIV with the Infanta Maria Theresa whom he married in Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 1660. Widowed, Philip IV marries Mariana of Austria, the sister of Leopold I born with a sick son, the future Charles II of Spain (1665-1700), origin of the war of Spanish Succession.

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