Sicily 1543-MA scudo d'oro Fr-664
"ITALY, Naples-Sicily, Carlo V. 1519-1556 Scudo doro 1543. Messina Mit dem Münzmeisterzeichen M-A (Mariano Averna). Sehr selten. Gutes sehr schön. (Italy, kingdom of Sicily, Charles V of Spain, 1519-56, gold scudo of 1543, Messina mint. Very rare, good very fine.)"The legend "K - V" refers to Charles V of Spain. The Spanish Hapsburgs ruled Naples and Sicily as part of their Aragonese inheritance from the death of Ferdinand the Catholic in 1517 until the death of Charles II in 1700.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: gold, this specimen 3.36 g.
Catalog reference: Spahr 122. MIR 282/3. Fr-664.
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