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Live auction - fwo_758062 - SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - JOSEPH NAPOLEON 320 reales en or 1810 Madrid

SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - JOSEPH NAPOLEON 320 reales en or 1810 Madrid XF/AU
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Estimate : 10 000 €
Price : 7 700 €
Maximum bid : 7 700 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 19:07:50
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : 320 reales en or
Date: 1810
Mint name / Town : Madrid
Quantity minted : 63660
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 875 ‰
Diameter : 35,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 27,08 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire agréable mais anciennement nettoyé. Reliefs un peu plus nets au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IOSEPH. NAP. D. G. - HISP. ET IND. R..
Obverse description : Tête ceinte d’un bandeau de Joseph-Napoléon à gauche, au-dessous 1810.
Obverse translation : (Joseph Napoléon par la grâce de Dieu roi d'Espagne et des Indes).


Reverse legend : IN. UTROQ. FELIX. - .AUSPICE. DEO.// (M COURONNÉE) - AI.
Reverse description : Écu couronné, entouré du collier de l'ordre de la Toison d'or, à sept quartiers parti et écartelé : au 1 de Castille, au 2 de Léon, au 3 d'Aragon, au 4 de Navarre, au 5 de Grenade au 6 des Indes et sur le tout aigle de Joseph, accosté de 320 - AI..
Reverse translation : (dans un monde et l'autre).

Historical background



French troops commanded by Murat invaded Madrid on May 1, 1808. On May 2, "Dos de Mayo" immortalized by Goya, the people rose up. The repression is terrible. On the 5th, by the Treaty of Bayonne, Charles IV abdicated and Ferdinand VII renounced the throne. On June 6, Napoleon chose his brother Joseph to reign over Spain. It was the start of the Spanish Civil War which was Napoleon I's first defeat. On December 11, 1813, the Treaty of Valençay returned the crown to Ferdinand VII, who had been a prisoner since 1808..

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