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Live auction - bfe_421875 - SPANISH NETHERLANDS - COUNTY OF ARTOIS - PHILIP II OF SPAIN Écu Philippe

SPANISH NETHERLANDS - COUNTY OF ARTOIS - PHILIP II OF SPAIN Écu Philippe XF
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 480 €
Maximum bid : 535 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:20:11
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Écu Philippe
Date: 1589
Mint name / Town : Arras
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 833 ‰
Diameter : 42 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 34,15 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cet écu Philippe est frappé sur un flan large et irrégulier présentant un éclatement à 4 heures au droit. Exemplaire recouvert d’une légère patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : .PHS. D: G. HISP. Z. REX. CO. ART - 1.5 (RAT) 89, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé à droite de Philippe II, portant le collier de l’Ordre de la Toison d’or.
Obverse translation : (Philippe par la grâce de Dieu, roi d'Espagne et comte d’Artois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DOMINVS. MIHI. ADIVTOR..
Reverse description : Écu couronné entouré de l’ordre de la Toison d’or, écartelé, au 1 contre-écartelé en a et d de Castille en b et c de Léon ; au 2 mi-parti d'Aragon et de Sicile, sur le tout de Portugal, enté en pointe de Grenade, sur le tout de Portugal ; au 3 d'Autriche moderne soutenu de Bourgogne ancien ; au 4 de Bourgogne moderne soutenu de Brabant, sur le tout mi-parti de Flandre et de Tyrol.
Reverse translation : (Le Seigneur est mon aide).

Historical background


SPANISH NETHERLANDS - D'Artois COUNTY - 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. It supports the Counter-Reformation. He won the victory of Lepanto in 1571, died in 1598 and his son Philip succeeded him.

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