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Live auction - fwo_880861 - SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - PHILIP II 2 Escudos n.d. Tolède

SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - PHILIP II 2 Escudos n.d. Tolède AU
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Starting price : 1 000 €
Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 2 100 €
Maximum bid : 2 800 €
End of the sale : 09 April 2024 19:33:51
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : 2 Escudos
Date: (1590-1597)
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Tolède
Metal : gold
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,73 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
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Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : PHILIPPVS. II. DEI. GRATIA° / T / M - II.
Obverse description : Écu à multiples quartiers sommé d'une couronne coupant la légende en haut.
Obverse translation : (Philippe II par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


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


SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - PHILIP II

(1555-1598)

Philip II (1527-1598) is the son of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. In 1555, he succeeded in the Spanish Netherlands to his father who abdicated in his favor in 1556, for Spain and America. He successively married Marie of Portugal (1527-1545), then his cousin Marie Tudor (1516-1558), Queen of England, in 1560 Elisabeth of France (1545-1568) and finally Anne of Austria (1549-1580). He fights against the France of Henri II, then of Henri IV. He supported the Counter-Reformation and won the victory of Lepanto in 1571. He died in 1598 and his son Philippe succeeded him.

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