Sicily 1610-DC 1/2 scudo

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Aureo sale 269, lot 154
This specimen was lot 154 in Aureo sale 269 (Barcelona, July 2015), where it sold for €460 (about US$594 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1610. Felipe III. Sicilia. DC. 1/2 escudo. Busto a izquierda. Escasa. MBC. (Sicily, Philip III, half scudo of 1610, bust to left, scarce, very fine.)"
The portrait is of Philip III 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. Half a scudo was 7½ taris or five-eighths of a piastra.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 15,67 g.

Catalog reference: Vti. 144, Cru.C.G. 4364 (mismo ejemplar), Ex Colección Crusafont, nº 1177.

Source:

  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2015.

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