Discussion in 'World Coins' started by petro89, Mar 29, 2011.
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Saxony, KM#1020. Look at that hair! 1 year type.
Paderborn, KM# 176.3
One of my favourite designs if not the favourite Queen Victoria Gothic Florin 1874 .925 Silver GVF uk grading prob around AU-50 US
just a couple of extras to show where the DDR is
1648 ITALY - NAPLES - ROYAL REPUBLIC OF NAPLES, 1647-1648 - Pubblica or 3 Tornesi GAC-Z
obv. Crowned ornate shield with SPQN in horizontal band across center
rev. Three wheatstalks and olivebranch tied together, GAC above, Z below
On the 7th of July 1647 a revolt started against the rule of Habsburg in Naples. This revolt was lead by the fisherman Tommaso Aniello, also called ″Masaniello″. He was elected as ″captain-generale″, with support of the Maffia. On 16th July 1647 he was assassininated by a groop of grain merchants. A second revolt took place in Augst 1647, which lead to the proclamation of the ″The Royal Republic of Naples″ . under French Protection, in person of Henri II de Lorraine, 5th Duke of Guise. He called himself ″Doge″ of Naples, in imitation of Venice. He was not very successful as ruler of Naples. The Spanish eventually recovered Naples in April 1648, and Henri was captured and held by them until 1652.
These are always poorly struck. The design quality of this piece is rather crude, and the SPQN is NOT aligned properly... letters are sideways. Usually they are straight. Probably made toward the end of the siege of the Republic by Spain.
The Neapolitan Republic was a Republic created in Naples, which lasted from 22 October 1647 to 5 April 1648. It began after the revolt led by Masaniello and Giulio Genoino against the Spanish viceroys.
The leader of the Republic was Henry II of Lorraine, duke of Guise, descendant of the former king of Naples Rene I of Anjou. The Republic had the following official names: Serenissima Repubblica di questo regno di Napoli ("Most Serene Republic of this Kingdom of Naples"), Reale Repubblica ("Royal Republic"), and Serenissima Monarchia repubblicana di Napoli ("Most Serene Republican Monarchy of Naples"). All indicated the double nature of the Republic, both republican and monarchical, and "Serenissima" was a purposeful comparison with the famous Italian maritime republic with the same title, Venice. The coat of arms was a red shield with the motto S.P.Q.N., in imitation of the well-known S.P.Q.R., the initialism of the Latin phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus ("The Senate and the People of Rome"), Thus, the Neapolitan phrase meant "The Senate and People of Naples." The coat of arms contained the crest of the duke of Guise.
Nice pick up. That's worthy of it's own thread.
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