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Live auction - fwo_345418 - SPANISH NETHERLANDS - DUCHY OF BRABANT - PHILIP II Demi-réal n.d. Anvers

SPANISH NETHERLANDS - DUCHY OF BRABANT - PHILIP II Demi-réal n.d. Anvers AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 800 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 18:07:06
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Demi-réal
Date: (1560-1573)
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Anvers
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,43 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré sur un flan régulier. Faiblesses de frappe à 6 et 11 heures. Magnifique portrait de Philippe II bien venu à la frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : . DOMINVS. MIHI. ADIVTOR (MAIN)..
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé de Philippe II à droite.
Obverse translation : (Le Seigneur est mon aide).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PHS. D: G. HISP Z REX. DVX. BR..
Reverse description : Écu couronné écartelé, au 1 contre-écartelé en 1 et 4 de Castille, en 2 et 3 de Léon, au 2 mi-parti d'Aragon et de Sicile, enté en pointe de Grenade, 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 : (Philippe, par la grâce de Dieu, roi d’Espagne, et duc de Brabant).

Commentary


Ce type monétaire, avec cette légende de droit et le buste à droite, fut frappé à Anvers de 1560 à 1570.

Historical background


SPANISH NETHERLANDS - Duchy of Brabant - 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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