Spain (1471-74)-Seg 1/2 enrique Fr-117

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 850
This specimen was lot 850 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ESPAGNE, CASTILLE ET LEON, Henri IV (1454-1474), AV 1/2 enrique de la silla, Ségovie. 2e groupe. Avec lion au droit. D/ ENRICVS-:QVART: Le roi trônant de f. dans un quadrilobe, ten. une épée sur son épaule g. A ses pieds, un lion couché à d. R/ + ENRICVS: DEI: GRACIA Champ écartelé aux armes de Castille et Leon. En dessous, aqueduc. Fine fissure du flan. Très Beau. (kingdom of Spain, Castile and Leon, Henry IV, 1454-74, gold half henry of the chair, Segovia mint, second group, with lion on the obverse. Obverse: the king enthroned, facing, holding a sword on his shoulder, a lion couched at his feet; reverse: quartered arms of Castile and Leon, aqueduct below. Fine planchet crack, very fine.)"
The enrique de la silla, issued during the short unhappy reign of Henry IV, was worth 350 maravedis when first issued, making this coin worth 175 maravedis. It was issued in Burgos, Segovia, Seville and Toledo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, this specimen 2,25 g.

Catalog reference: A.B. -; Fr-117, Cayón no. 1568.

Source:

  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.
  • 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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.

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