Alfonso I of Aragon (1442-1458) - Ducat and half or Alfonsino gold coin - Mint: Naples - Obverse: quartered coat of arms of Naples and Aragon - Reverse: Alfonso on horseback to the right brandishes a sword with his right hand - Weight: 5.22 g - Rare 3
(C. N.I. XIX/57/19) (MIR.53)
Name given to a gold coin struck by Alfonso the Magnanimous (Alfonso V of Aragon) then called Alfonso I of Naples, for the first time in 1437 in the mint of Gaeta, during the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples and subsequently in 1442 in the mint of Naples. It had the value of one ducat and a half, and was also called sesquiducato or ducatone. Over 20 years (1451-1471) its value grew from 22 carlini to 26. The coin engravers were Paolo de Roma and Guido d'Antonio. Alfonsino was also called the silver grosso (or grossone) issued in Naples by the Sovereign himself. They are also called silver alfonsine (or carlini), the coins weigh 3.63 g, with the King seated on the obverse and the Aragonese coat of arms on the reverse. It was replaced by the carlino gigliato and its value was fixed at 15 alfonsini for each gold alfonsino.
- Year/Period and Variation
- - Alfonso I d'Aragona (1442-1458)
- Precious metal
- Extremely fine