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Live auction - fwo_456945 - SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - ISABELLA II 100 Reales 1861 Madrid

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 360 €
Maximum bid : 360 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 18:11:42
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : 100 Reales
Date: 1861
Mint name / Town : Madrid
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 22,10 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,39 g.
Edge : cannelée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann


Obverse legend : ISABEL 2A POR LA G. - DE DIOS Y LA CONST. / .1861..
Obverse description : Buste drapé à gauche ; au-dessous le millésime.
Obverse translation : (Isabelle II par la grâce de Dieu et la Constitution).


Reverse legend : REYNA DE - LAS ESPAÑAS// * 100 - RS *.
Reverse description : Écu couronné entre deux palmes et 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.
Reverse translation : (Reine des Espagnes, 100 reales).

Historical background



Marie-Louise, called Isabel II (1830-1904) is the daughter of Ferdinand VII (1784-1830) and Marie-Christine of Bourbon-Parma (1806-1878). She succeeded his father in 1833 under the Pragmatic Sanction which had ruled the throne his uncle Don Carlos. His mother and regent Espartero between 1841 and 1843. At the beginning of his reign, the Carlist wars begin. Major to 14 years in 1843 declared, in 1846 she married her cousin Francis, Duke of Cadiz (1822-1902). His personal reign began in 1854 develops while the influence of many favorites alternating between O'Donnell and Narvaez in power until 1868. After growing discontent, Isabel is driven from the throne in 1868 and the First Republic was proclaimed. The queen took refuge in France. Refusing at first to abdicate his succession causes the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. She finally abdicated in favor of her son Alfonso XII (1857-1885) who became king in 1874. She died in 1904 in Paris.

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