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Live auction - fwo_419879 - SPANISH NETHERLANDS - COUNTY OF FLANDERS - PHILIP II OF SPAIN 8 Sols 1584 Gand

SPANISH NETHERLANDS - COUNTY OF FLANDERS - PHILIP II OF SPAIN 8 Sols 1584 Gand XF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:47:24
Type : 8 Sols
Date: 1584
Mint name / Town : Gand
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 6,4 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité très honorable, bien centré avec tous les motifs bien visibles. La pièce est recouverte d’une fine patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : AVXIL. NOST. A. - DOMINO..
Obverse description : Ange assis à droite tenant un étendard et un écu au lion.

Reverse


Reverse legend : . MON. ARG. CIVITATIS. GANDAV. 1584..
Reverse description : Lion marchant à gauche.

Historical background


SPANISH NETHERLANDS - COUNTY OF FLANDERS - 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. He died in 1598 and his son Philip succeeded him.

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