Castile (1369-79)-S 1/2 real

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 847
This specimen was lot 847 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ESPAGNE, CASTILLE ET LEON, Henri II de Trastamare (1368-1379), AR demi-real, Séville. D/ Grand monogramme EN couronné. R/ + ENRICVS REX CASTELL Quadrilobe aux armes de Castille. En dessous, S. Patine foncée. presque Superbe. (kingdom of Spain, Castile and Leon, Henry II Trastamara, 1368-79, silver half real, Seville mint. Obverse: large crowned monogram "EN"; reverse: arms if Castile in quadrilobe, S below. Nice toning, about extremely fine.)"
This type and the accompanying one real were struck at Burgos, Cordoba, Coruña, Seville and Toledo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, .917 fine, this specimen 1,70 g.

Catalog reference: A.B. 410, Cayón no. 1344.

Source:

  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.
  • 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.

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