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Live auction - fwo_671890 - MEXICO - CHARLES IV 2 Reales 1795 Mexico

MEXICO - CHARLES IV 2 Reales  1795 Mexico AU
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 19:16:47
Type : 2 Reales
Date: 1795
Mint name / Town : Mexico
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 896 ‰
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,74 g.
Edge : décorée
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan large et plutôt régulier. Trou rebouché à 12 heures. Très belle patine grise aux reflets irisés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CAROLUS. IIII. - DEI. GRATIA // .1795..
Obverse description : Buste lauré à droite De Charles IV.
Obverse translation : (Charles IV par la grâce de dieu).


Reverse legend : .HISPAN. ET IND. REX. M°. 2 R. F. M..
Reverse description : Écu couronné à cinq quartiers entre les Colonnes d'Hercule avec un bandeau inscrit PLUS - ULTRA.
Reverse translation : (roi des Espagnols et des Indes).

Historical background



Charles IV (12/11/1748-19/01/1819) is the second son of Charles III and Maria Amalia of Saxony. He married Marie-Louise of Parma (1751 -1819) in 1765. The Spanish royal family at the time was immortalized by Goya. He succeeded his father in 1788. It's Godoy, his favorite governs in fact Spain with his wife. Returned to the French orbit after 1795, he allied himself with Napoleon and was defeated at Trafalgar. After the uprising of Aranjuez (March 1808), he abdicated in favor of his eldest son, Ferdinand VII, retracted, and then gave his kingdom to Napoleon installed his brother, Joseph Bonaparte. Charles IV lived in exile in Compiègne, Marseille, and finally to Naples with his brother Ferdinand IV, King of the Two Sicilies where he died in 1819.

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