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Live auction - fre_338390 - SPAIN - ISABELLA AND FERDINAND Quadruple excellente n.d. Ségovie

SPAIN - ISABELLA AND FERDINAND Quadruple excellente n.d. Ségovie VF
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Estimate : 20 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 17:10:02
Type : Quadruple excellente
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Ségovie
Metal : gold
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 13,94 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Cette monnaie est frappée sur un flan très large, voilé et irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant une usure régulière et plusieurs faiblesses de frappe. D’infimes rayures au droit
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de MONNAIES 60, n° 253. Certificat d’exportation n° 159356

Obverse


Obverse legend : [+] FERNANDVS: ET: HELISAB[E]T: REX: ET: R[EGI]NA[...].
Obverse description : Bustes affrontés de Ferdinand et Isabelle couronnés ; au-dessus 4 sous un aqueduc.
Obverse translation : (Ferdinand et Isabelle, roi et reine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SVB: VMB[R]A: ALARVM[: T]VAR[V]M: PROT, (PONCTUATION PAR DEUX POINTS SUPERPOSÉS).
Reverse description : Écu couronné posé sur une aigle éployée et nimbée.
Reverse translation : (Protège nous à l’ombre de tes ailes).

Commentary


L’une des monnaies les plus spectaculaires de la fin du Moyen-Âge.

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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