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Live auction - fwo_458607 - SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - PHILIP III 2 Escudos 1618 Séville

SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - PHILIP III 2 Escudos 1618 Séville VF
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 18:09:29
Type : 2 Escudos
Date: 1618
Mint name / Town : Séville
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,71 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan très irrégulier avec une bonne partie des légendes hors flan. L’année est parfaitement lisible. La pièce présente une usure normale de circulation
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [PHILIPP]VS. III. D. [GRATIA°] / S. G..
Obverse description : Écu à multiples quartiers sommé d'une couronne coupant la légende en haut.
Obverse translation : (Philippe III par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [HISPANIARVM R]EX. 1618..
Reverse description : Croix potencée dans un double quadrilobe trèflé aux angles, cantonné de quatre annelets.
Reverse translation : (Roi des espagnoles).

Commentary


Les exemplaires avec le millésime apparent et bien lisible sont toujours plus rares et recherchés que les pièces moins bien frappées ou non datées.

Historical background


SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - PHILIPPE III

(1598-1621)

Philip III (1578-1621) was the third son of Philip II, from his fourth marriage, one with Ana of Austria. On the death of his father in 1598, he became king of Spain and the Americas, Portugal, the Spanish Netherlands and Milan. He continues to fight his father against France, but with the Edict of Nantes, the wars of religion and personality of Henri IV, the policy fails. He then began an economic war to suffocate France by imposing 30% tariffs on goods coming or going in France in 1603. Henri IV replica imposing the same tax on goods to and from Spain. After the death of Henry IV, Philip married in 1615 his daughter Anne of Austria (1601-1666), the young Louis XIII while the latter's sister, Elizabeth, married the future Philip IV. Philippe III died in 1621.

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