Naples and Sicily 1582 scudo d'oro Fr-836a
This specimen was lot 4032 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $4,600. The catalog description  noted, "Italian States - Naples. Scudo d'oro, 1582. Philip II, 1556-1598. Plain head right. Reverse: Arms. NGC graded AU-55." This type was struck for Philip II of Spain, he of the Spanish Armada. The Spanish ruled Naples until the death of the last Hapsburg in 1700.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: gold, this specimen 3.4 grams.
Catalog reference: Fr-836a; CNI-pl. VI,1.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.