Messina, Frederick II (1197-1250), Augustalis, very rare.
Coined by the mints of Messina and Brindisi starting from 1231, the coin represents an anomaly compared to the others of the same period due to the particular illustrative and processing technique, which was inspired by Roman imperial golds. It was introduced by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire to put an end to the monetary disorder caused by the simultaneous circulation in the Kingdom of Sicily of the numerous types of coins deriving from previous dominations.
The obverse features the bust of the emperor with a laurel wreath and the inscription ·CESAR AVG· ·IMP ROM·. The reverse features a Roman eagle with spread wings and the inscription FRIDERICVS. VERY RARE. Spahr 103; MEC 14, 517 (5, 20 g) traces of assembling, especially at 6 o'clock on the reverse.
Former Fischer auction lot 1243 -Auction 177.
The engraver was Balduino Pagano da Messina, who was stylistically inspired by the imperial golds
- Federico II (1197-1250)
- Año / Periodo y Variación
- - Messina
- Metal precioso
- Conservación sin certificar