Worn..clipped..but...Portrait coin of Charles V +:D

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ominus1, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..King of the world ma!.... View attachment 1259844 ..this guy just about wuz...(@Ryro's production credit:p)..i've wanted a coin of his for quite some time..and i ain't even sure what denomination this is...i found one in the British Museum i believe to like this only whole, sold by Johann Georg Pfister, when he was asst. curator there..and that's it for 23.X mm coin. Charles V HRE Naples mint 002.JPG Charles V HRE Naples mint 003.JPG .Charles V, Naples mint, Order of the Golden Fleece 21.6mm, 2.30gms
     
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  3. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...Except, Wait! Where's the coin?
     
  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    haha....i wasn't done editing and pushed the enter button...i'll go finish....(-9...
     
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  5. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    That's Brilliant, @ominus1. Just from memory, the Order of the Golden Fleece was founded vaguely in the 15th century. Was the founder a king of France, or a duke of Burgundy? Regardless, the depiction of the insignia is fantastic.
     
  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    WOAH! THAT BEARD! Cool one, @ominus1
     
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  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...both.. it was Phillip lll, king of France, Duke of Burgundy 1430 in Burges
     
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  8. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that, @ominus1! ...Except, well, wait, Philippe III of France was king between Louis IX and Philippe IV, back to the later 13th century. (Knew that, since he was the last Capetian king in the direct line of descent.) Philippe III of Burgundy was indeed a cadet member of the succeeding Valois royal dynasty, but only reigned as Duke.
    Here, right off of Wiki, is the terrific painting of him, showing off the same insignia.
    Philip_the_good.jpg
     
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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...well, i was speedredin'...but you're right he wuz only a duke but one of many Phillip lll's...:D
     
  10. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Well, No, it's really, seriously better than that! He was a cadet member of the ruling, royal Valois dynasty in France. (Itself founded by a cadet of the preceding Capetian dynasty.) He was That Close. You might have been speed reading, but not That fast. ...Meanwhile, it took me Wiki-ing him to find out that much.
     
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  11. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice, congrats on a great catch.
     
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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..haha yeah..but ya gotta figure its onna Habsburg jaw covering a multiude of sins...
     
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  13. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...Or his beard covering a multitude of Habsburg jaw....
     
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  14. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..that trait was considered unsightly by most...but in the days before genetic testing...i would consider it a sure-fire way to tell... who made who.jpg
     
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  15. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Sustained chuckling ensues....
     
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