Naples and Sicily 1701 carlino
This specimen was lot 30773 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Naples. Philip V di Borbone Carlino 1701, AU58 NGC. Lead-gray toning with bold definition and spots of original silvery luster remaining on the reverse. A very scarce, one-year type." The SCWC notes that 12 carlini = 6 tari = 1 piastra, where a piastra is roughly equal to a peso. Charles II, the last Hapsburg king of Spain, was also king of Naples and Sicily. After his death the area passed out of the hands of the Spanish crown, only to be reconquered by them in the 1730's. Philip V of Spain was able to strike a few coins in his name early in his reign but he was forced to surrender all his Italian claims by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1715.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.29 g, .833 fine silver, .061 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Fabrizi 313, P/R-6 (R2), KM unlisted.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.