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Live auction - fwo_605604 - MEXICO - FILIP V OF SPAIN 8 Reales 1735 Mexico

MEXICO - FILIP V OF SPAIN 8 Reales 1735 Mexico AU
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 440 €
Maximum bid : 440 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 19:02:29
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : 8 Reales
Date: 1735
Mint name / Town : Mexico
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 40,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 26,10 g.
Edge : chainée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré sur un flan régulier. Tous mes motifs sont bien venus à la frappe. La pièce présente des traces de corrosion du à son long séjour en mer
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de l’épave du navire holllandais “Rooswick”


Obverse legend : PHILIPPVS. D. G. HISPAN. ET. IND. REX.
Obverse description : Ecu couronné écartelé en 1 et 4 de Castille, en 2 et 3 de Léon, sur le tout d'un écu de France accosté de MF - 8.


Reverse legend : VTRAQUE VNUM/ M° (ROSE) 1735 (ROSE) M°.
Reverse description : Globes couronnés entre les colonnes d'Hercule avec Plus - ULTR.


Cette monnaie provient de l’épave du navire holllandais “Rooswick” qui a fait naufrage en 1739. La pièce est accompagné d’un certificat en anglais expliquant l’histoire du gallion, de son naufrage et de sa découverte par T.J. Hiron en 2004. Le document est signé du découvreur et daté du 25 Mai 2019.

Historical background



Philippe, Duke of Anjou (1683-1746) was the grandson of Louis XIV. On the death of Charles II of Spain in 1700, he was designated as king by will. He took thirteen years to conquer his kingdom, having as a competitor Charles III of Habsburg (future Charles VI of Austria). He is the ancestor of the Bourbons of Spain who still reign today. By becoming king of Spain and the Indies, he had renounced all claim to the throne of France..

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