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Started by Luis Cozeto, October 03, 2022, 08:44:05 PM
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Quote from: Luis Cozeto on October 04, 2022, 09:48:01 PMThe coin you have published is from King Afonso II, Morabitino (180 Dinheiros), gold.Ref. Alberto Gomes - 04.01
Quote from: Figleaf on October 04, 2022, 05:47:46 PMDon Afonso I was the first king of Portugal, so a national trend setter. His arms, a constellation of coins (later five positioned as an X) on a shield (later a block) repeated five times forming a cross became a national emblem. The first coin with this shield was the Morabito of Afonso I. Total specimen known: 1! This picture shows a gold Morabito of Afonso II from the national collection, Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moneda, 4524. It is practically the same as that of Afonso I. The coin pictured says:Obv: +REGIS PORTVGALENSIVMRev: •MONETA DOMINI ALFONSI (AFNSI on the coin of Afonso I)The drop-shaped shield was made fashionable by the Normans, in particular those fighting the muslims of Sicily during Afonso I's reign.Peter