Milan 1605 filippo Dav-3998

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Jean Elsen sale 107, lot 1017
Milan 1605 filippo rev JElsen 107-1017.jpg
This specimen was lot 1017 in Jean Elsen sale 107 (Brussels, December 2010) where it sold for 480 euro. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, MILAN, Philippe III d'Espagne (1598-1621), AR Filippo (100 soldi/5 lire), 1605, Droit : B. cuirassé à droite, une grande fraise au col. Revers : Grand écu couronné. Rare. Beau à Très Beau/Très Beau" (Duchy of Milan, Philip III of Spain, 1598-1621, silver filippo (100 soldi or 5 lire) of 1605. Obverse: armored bust to right, large ruffed collar; reverse: large crowned arms. Rare, Fine to Very Fine.)
This type is recorded for 1604-1607 and is quite scarce. The Duchy of Milan was the linchpin of Spanish possessions in Italy and jealously guarded by them until the collapse of the Spanish Hapsburgs in 1700. After the War of the Spanish Succession, it passed to the Austrians, who held it until the time of Napoleon.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.23 g.

Catalog reference: Crippa, 10/B; Dav-3998.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 107, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2010.

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