Naples 1618 15 grana

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Jean Elsen sale 111, lot 1294
Naples 1618 15 grana rev JElsen 111-1294.jpg
This specimen was lot 1294 in Jean Elsen sale 111 (Brussels, December 2011), where it sold for 170 euro (about US$262 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, NAPLES, Philippe III (1598-1621), AR 15 grana, 1618, Droit: B. cuirassé à gauche, une grande fraise au col. Revers: Un lion armé d'une épée dans un château à trois tours. Double frappe. Très Beau. (Italy, kingdom of Naples, Philip III of Spain (1598-1621), silver fifteen grana of 1618. Obverse: armored bust to left, large ruffed collar. Reverse: a lion bearing a sword above a castle with three towers. Double struck, very fine.)"
This coin, unlisted in the SCWC, is about the right denomination and weight to be one eighth of a piastra.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 3,60 g.

Catalog reference: P.& R., 13.

Source:

  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 111, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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