Author Topic: Sardinian soldo in the name of Philip III of Spain, Cagliari mint  (Read 249 times)

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I would appreciate your help in identifying this one.
1.43g, 17mm
Came with a lot that included French and German coins from 17th century. But this one was not attributed.
Thank you!
« Last Edit: January 29, 2021, 07:06:17 PM by Figleaf »

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Re: strange little AE
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2021, 04:11:55 PM »
Paris has asked our french brothers-in- :coinsilver: :coinsilver: for their opinion. The profile reminded him of Philip III of Spain. It reminds me of a Haitian dictator and imitation Napoleon. Unfortunately, neither issued coins with a late medieval reverse. :-\ The search continues.

Peter
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Re: strange little AE
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2021, 05:56:44 PM »
We have a prompt and very satisfactory reply from Mr. De Gilley, who identifies the coin as a soldo ND for Sardinia in the name of Philip III of Spain (1598-1621), Cagliari mint, reference Monete Italiane Regionali (MIR) 64. Legends are (capitals are on the coin):

Obverse: PHilippvS Rex ARAgoniae et SARdiniae
Reverse: INIMicos EIVS IHDVAM CONFVSIOne - I will cloth his enemies with shame

The reference to Aragon is explained here. This may also explain the anachronistic reverse design.

See other specimen of this type here and here.

This type is not listed in CayĆ³n.

Most excellent, Mr. De Gilley. Thank you.

Peter
« Last Edit: January 29, 2021, 10:18:53 PM by Figleaf »
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Re: Sardinian soldo in the name of Philip III of Spain, Cagliari mint
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 05:51:43 AM »
Thank you! That is great!