Spain 1593-S B 4 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 21703
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This specimen was lot 21703 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 4 Escudos, 1593-S B. Seville Mint. Philip II. NGC AU-55. Typically short of flan, the realization of the arms on this example are nonetheless excellent as are the date and assayer." Four escudos were struck for Philip II at Seville, Toledo, Valencia, Valladolid, Madrid, Burgos and Barcelona. The earliest one with a date is known from 1587. Seville struck this type 1589-94 and 1597.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .931 fine gold, this specimen 13.56 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-4158, Fr-158; Cal-type-13#17.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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