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1/20th Philipsdaalder/Ecu 1594 Tournai/Doornik

Started by andyg, June 11, 2012, 01:11:57 AM

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andyg

well, I always thought so - but cannot find it in Mr Google.

1594 DOMINVS M HI ADI OR

PRS DG xxxxx

26mm, silver
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

akona20

Note. It should read MIHI not MHI this should help

andyg

Quote from: akona20 (Old Man) on June 11, 2012, 01:25:33 AM
Note. It should read MIHI not MHI this should help
one of those doh! moments...

found one

Brabant, PHILIPPE II (25/10/1555-13/09/1598)
Starting price £120 estimate £220

or ebay, £6.50 ;D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

akona20

It is a rarish coin from memory.

andyg

I bought it as "unknown coin, RARE"

How they know an unknown coin is rare is a bit beyond me, but for once just perhaps they were right.

Thanks Art, your pointer solved this one :)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Figleaf

Southern Netherlands, 1/20th Philipsdaalder 1594, struck in the Doornik/Tournai mint, VG-H 215, Vanhoudt I 319.

obv: Simplified crowned Spanish Habsburg arms (Austria, Burgundy, Burgundy, Brabant - heart shield Flanders) in chain and insigna of the golden fleece (Burgundy) PHilippvS.Dei Gratia:HISPaniorvm   Z.REX:Dvx.TORnacvm - Philip by the grace of god king of Spain etcetera duke of Tournai.
rev: Decorated cross, flower in centre, topped by a tower (mintmark, tower in French is Tour, a reference to the name Tournai) between date DOMINVS.MIHI.ADIVTOR - I have made god my helper, the personal motto of Philip II.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.