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fjt_674899 - PORTUGAL - JOHN III Poids monétaire pour le demi-Saint-Vincent d’or 1615

PORTUGAL - JOHN III Poids monétaire pour le demi-Saint-Vincent d’or XF/VF
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Price : 70.00 €
Type : Poids monétaire pour le demi-Saint-Vincent d’or
Date: 1615
Mint name / Town : Anvers
Metal : brass
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Écu de Portugal.

Reverse


Reverse description : Main ouverte accostée du millésime et des lettres B B.

Historical background


PORTUGAL - UNITED PORTUGAL - JEAN III

(1521-1557)

Jean was born in Lisbon in 1502. He became King of Portugal in 1521 and succeeded his father Manuel I. He died in 1557 in Lisbon. Trade on a large scale were developed during his reign and the leading European position in China was opened in Macau in 1557. None of the nine children he had with Catherine of Austria survived him. His little son Sebastian succeeded him in 1557.

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