Author Topic: Sardinia, real 1689  (Read 1970 times)

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translateltd

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Sardinia, real 1689
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:44:31 AM »
This one is a little embarrassing to report as I took down minimal details, thinking I could google the reverse legend and all would be revealed.  No such luck, though, as I must have misread something.

Silver, about 19 mm.  Charles II of Spain, effigy on obverse.  Dated 1689 on rev.  The reverse design was like no Spanish or Spanish Netherlands coin I've seen (patterned, but not arms), and the legend was something along the lines of INIMICUS EIUS DESTRUAT 1689.  Provincial?  One of the Italian territories?

Not many clues to work from, I'm afraid, so no major worries if it doesn't ring many bells. I'll see if I can borrow the coin to photograph it next month.


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akona20

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Re: Uncertain silver coin #2 (Spain or Spanish territories)
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 02:16:22 AM »
At a guess I would say Sardinia under Charles 11

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Re: Uncertain silver coin #2 (Spain or Spanish territories)
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 07:38:49 AM »
The Latin would make a lot more sense if it was DESTRUATUR -- i.e. may his enemy be destroyed, rather than may his enemy destroy (something). But I realise this probably doesn't change the result of the Google search.

translateltd

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Re: Uncertain silver coin #2 (Spain or Spanish territories)
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 11:29:42 PM »
Now I've got pics of the actual coin, thought about the Latin some more and actually transcribed it properly, I think I've pinned it down: the reverse legend is INIMICOS EIUS DESTRUAT, which makes rather more sense - may he destroy his enemies.

Googling that legend gives me precisely one hit - an Italian coin forum, where someone queried a coin of the same date and was told it was a silver real of the Cagliari mint:

http://www.lamoneta.it/topic/38432-carlo-ii-1689-monetina-in-argento/

And well done akona20 for "Sardinia" based on my sketchy details earlier!

translateltd

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Re: Uncertain silver coin #2 (Spain or Spanish territories)
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 06:15:15 AM »
Lot 739 here contains an example dated 1695, though my colleague's example appears to be rather clearer:

http://rosenblumcoins.com/35c