Spain (1479-1516)-C 2 maravedis

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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 117
This specimen was lot 117 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €600 (about US$792 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Reyes Católicos. Cuenca. 2 maravedís. Rarísima y más así. EBC-. (kingdom of Spain, Catholic kings, undated two maravedis, Cuenca mint. Very rare thus, about extremely fine.)"
This copper type comes in many varieties. We assign this to Cayón-2455 based on the patriarchal cross in front of the lion. The Gothic "C" above the lion's back is the mintmark.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper, this specimen 3,65 g.

Catalog reference: AC. 93, V.Q. 6701 (plate coin), Cayón-2455.


  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 347: Seleccion de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.

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