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fwo_681526 - PORTUGAL - KINGDOM OF PORTUGAL - SEBASTIAN 1 Saint-Vincent (São Vicente) ou pièce de 1.000 Reais n.d. Lisbonne

PORTUGAL - KINGDOM OF PORTUGAL - SEBASTIAN 1 Saint-Vincent (São Vicente) ou pièce de 1.000 Reais  n.d. Lisbonne AU
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Type : 1 Saint-Vincent (São Vicente) ou pièce de 1.000 Reais
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Lisbonne
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 921,9 ‰
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 7,56 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce Saint-Vincent est frappé sur un flan large, irrégulier et voilé. Rayure à 9 heures au revers. Exemplaire très agréable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (TRIANGLE) SEBASTIANVS: I: REX PORTVGALIÆ.
Obverse description : Écu couronné de Portugal.
Obverse translation : (Sébastien Ier, roi du Portugal).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ZELATOR FIDEI VS-QUE: ADMORTEM.
Reverse description : Saint Vincent, debout à droite, nimbé, tenant de sa main gauche la plame des martyrs, un bâteau de sa main gauche ; en accostement deux étoiles à huit rais.

Commentary


Ce type monétaire fut créé par la loi du 10 juin 1555. Il fut frappé à Lisbonne et Porto.

Historical background


PORTUGAL - UNITED PORTUGAL SEBASTIAN

(11/06/1557-4/08/1578)

Sebastian is the son of John III (1521-1557) and the grand-son of Charles V by his mother, Jeanne. He was born January 20, 1554. On the death of his father, he was under the regency of Catherine and Henry Cardinal. Personal government Sebastian began Jan. 20, 1568. Cevaleresque king, he decided to bring the war in North Africa, but was killed during the Battle of Alcaber-Kibir, August 4, 1578, leaving no direct heir. It was his uncle, Henry, who succeeded him.

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