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Live auction - fwo_481038 - SPAIN - ISABELLA AND FERDINAND Double excellente n.d. Séville

SPAIN - ISABELLA AND FERDINAND Double excellente n.d. Séville AU
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Type : Double excellente
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Séville
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Diameter : 30, mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 7,05 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan large et parfaitement centré de part et d’autre, légèrement voilé. Très beaux bustes des rois catholiques, bien venus à la frappe malgré des faiblesses. La pièce est très agréable et couverte d’une jolie patine. C’est certainement l’un des plus beaux exemplaires que nous ayons proposé à la vente !
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : * FERNANDVS: ET: ELISABE: DEI GRATIA REX.
Obverse description : Bustes affrontés de Ferdinand et Isabelle couronnés ; au-dessous une S entre quatre points ; au-dessous une croix longue à rayons.
Obverse translation : (Ferdinand et Isabelle, par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : °SVB° VMBRA° ALARANTVARVN°, (PONCTUATION PAR SIMPLE ANNELET).
Reverse description : Écu couronné posé sur une aigle éployée et nimbée.
Reverse translation : (À l’ombre de tes ailes).

Historical background


SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - ISABELLE AND FERDINAND THE CATHOLIC KINGS

(1476-1516)

Ferdinand is the son of John II, King of Aragon and Navarre and Jeanne, daughter of Frederick Henriquez. In 1479, the death of his father, he inherited Aragon. His union with Isabelle, Queen of Castile, was the origin of the unification of the two largest kingdoms of Spain engaged in the crusade against the Moors. From 1482, Ferdinand and Isabella took in Granada, the last Muslim state in Spain, which fell ten years later in 1492. Their reign was marked by the Inquisition, established in 1478. In 1492 many Jews and Muslims were expelled. Jeanne was born of their union who married Philip the Handsome. Isabelle patronized the voyage of Christopher Columbus, landed in the Bahamas October 12, 1492, marked the beginning of the exploitation of the New World and the expansion of the Kingdom of Spain.

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