Naples (1494-95)-T coronat

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Aureo sale 291, lot 505
This specimen was lot 505 in Aureo sale 291 (Barcelona, April 2017), where it sold for €445 (about US$571 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Alfons II de Nàpols (1494-1495). Nàpols. Coronat. Anv.: Escena de la coronación. CORONAVIT ET VNXIT ME MANVS T D. Rev.: Arcángel Miguel matando al dragón, T a izquierda. ALFONSVS II - - - D G R S I V . Bella. Preciosa pátina. Ex Áureo 15/12/1993, nº 538. Rara y más así. EBC-. (kingdom of Naples, Alfonso II (1494-95), coronat. Obverse: coronation scene; reverse: St. Michael slays a dragon, 'T' at left. Handsome toning, nearly extremely fine.)"
Alfonso II was briefly king of Naples after the death of Ferrante and until the approach of the invading French army, which caused him to abdicate and flee to a monastery. The Neapolitan succession thereafter was contested by various claimants until Ferdinand of Aragon conquered Naples for Spain in 1504 (he was already king of Sicily since 1468). Naples remained under Spanish rule until the death of Charles II in 1700.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 4 g.

Catalog reference: Cru.V.S. 1091, Cru.C.G. 3506, MIR 89/1.


  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 291: Collección Egara, vol. II y Collección Verdaguer, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó, 2017.

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