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Live auction - bfe_422169 - COUNTY OF BURGUNDY - PHILIP II OF SPAIN Carolus

COUNTY OF BURGUNDY - PHILIP II OF SPAIN Carolus AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 630 €
Maximum bid : 640 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:12:11
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Carolus
Date: 1561
Mint name / Town : Dole
Metal : billon
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,81 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire remarquablement bien conservé, ce qui est rare pour ce type monétaire. Une jolie patine de médaillier le recouvre. Le buste est particulièrement bien venu à la frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de MONNAIES XXV, n° 1353 et de la collection Yves Caille

Obverse


Obverse legend : * PHS. D. G. R. HISP. COM. BVRG.
Obverse description : Buste couronné et cuirassé de Charles V à gauche.
Obverse translation : (Philippe, par la grâce de Dieu, roi d’Espagne, comte de Bourgogne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [+] MON. COMITA. BVRGVNDIE.
Reverse description : Écu de Franche-Comté sommé du millésime 1561.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie du comté de Bourgogne).

Commentary


État de conservation inhabituel pour ce type monétaire.

Historical background


Franche-Comté - COUNTY OF BURGUNDY - PHILIP II OF SPAIN

(25/10/1555-13/09/1598)

Philip II (1527-1598) is the son of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. He succeeded his father abdicated in his favor in 1555 in the Spanish Netherlands, and in 1556 for Spain and America. It successively wife Mary of Portugal (1527-1545), and his cousin Mary 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 Henry II and Henry IV. He supported the Counter Reformation and won the victory of Lepanto in 1571. He died in 1598 and his son Philip succeeded him.

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