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Live auction - fwo_458602 - SPANISH NETHERLANDS - TOURNAI - PHILIP II OF SPAIN Couronne d’or 1584 Tournai

SPANISH NETHERLANDS - TOURNAI - PHILIP II OF SPAIN Couronne d’or 1584 Tournai XF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 3 900 €
Maximum bid : 3 900 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 18:29:50
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Couronne d’or
Date: 1584
Mint name / Town : Tournai
Quantity minted : 724
Metal : gold
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 3,4 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan légèrement irrégulier et légèrement voilé, bien centré de part et d’autre. Trou à 11 heures dans le flan qui est aussi fissuré à 2 heures. Patine homogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : PHS D. G. HISP - Z. REX - D. TORNA. 1584 (TOUR).
Obverse description : Croix fleuronnée portant en cœur un quadrilobe évidé.
Obverse translation : (Philippe, par la grâce de Dieu, roi d’Espagne, seigneur de Tournai).

Reverse


Reverse legend : . DOMINVS MIHI. ADIVTOR. (TOUR). P - P.
Reverse description : Écu couronné écartelé, au 1 d’Autriche moderne, au 3 de Bourgogne moderne, au 3 de Bourgogne ancien, au 4 de Brabant, sur le tout un écu de Flandre, le tout dans un double polylobe fleuronnée.
Reverse translation : (Le Seigneur est mon aide).

Commentary


Très rare monnaie classée en R4 dans l’ouvrage de H. Vanhoudt. On ne dénombre que 724 exemplaires produits !.

Historical background


SPANISH NETHERLANDS - Tournai - PHILIP II OF SPAIN

(25/10/1555-13/09/1598)

Philip II (1527-1598) is the son of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. In 1555, he succeeded in the Spanish Netherlands to his father abdicated in his favor 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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