Aragon 1520-CA LS real
This specimen was lot 1112 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $202.30. The catalog description noted, "Zaragoza, Spain, 1 real, 1520LS, Gothic legends, five bars in shield, rare. Broad, thin flan with full (Gothic) legends and inner details, including C-A mintmark flanking shield and L-S assayer flanking cross, IOHANA ET CAROLVS in legend, richly toned VF with small edge-split, desirable as among the first Spanish coins to show a date in the design." This type was struck at Zaragoza in several varieties. We don't know if they were all made in 1520 but all bear that date. The mintmark "CA" may stand for "Caesar Augusta", the original Roman name of Zaragoza.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.43 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 3.20 g.
Catalog reference: CT-166, Cayón-3065 ("15Z0" in date).
- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
- Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.