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Offline redwine

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Philip II of Spain Demi-liard Tournai
« on: October 22, 2017, 02:22:55 PM »
Copper
1.49g
20.4mm

PHS.D:G.HIS.Z.REX.D.TO
DOMINVS.MI HI.ADIVTOR.
I take it the little tower is the privy mark of Tournai.

It has no date. Was this produced over a number of years?
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Re: Philip II of Spain Demi-liard Tournai
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 03:52:00 PM »
Vanhoudt I 352, Van Gelder & Hoc 235, maille, ND (dates 1591-1593 known on similar coins of other mints), Doornik/Tournai. The tower is indeed the Tournai mint mark. In addition, the legend ending with D.TO confirms where it was struck.

- Crowned bust facing right in collar PHilippvS.Dei:Gratia.HIS.Z.REX.Dux.TOrnacvm - Philip by the grace of god king of Spain etc. duke of Tournai
- Simplified crowned arms of Spain, mounted on a long cross DOMINVS.MIHI.ADIVTOR - I have made god my helper (personal motto of the king)

Peter
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Re: Philip II of Spain Demi-liard Tournai
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 04:38:00 PM »
Many thanks Peter  ;D
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