- ‘Proclamation of Carlos III’ medal. Vélez-Málaga. Cast silver. 1759. (2.7 g, 22 mm)
Obverse: Bust facing right.
Reverse: the king facing left while riding a horse over a fallen soldier that faces right.
Reworked using a burin.
Unusual medal with a bust similar to the one on ‘Fernando VI’ coins. However, the same reverse side would appear later on the ‘Proclamation of Carlos IV’ medals Struck in Vélez-Málaga.
Not many specimens of cast medals of Carlos III are known (similar obverse side on lot no. 2, auction no. 354 of Aureo & Calicó). Coins with similar reverse sides — which Aureo classifies as very rare— are usually perforated (see Lot no. 223 of the aforementioned auction).
- Interesting piece from 1668. Copper (22.5 g, 39 mm).
Obverse: VALE [..] UNA LIBRA DE PAN FRANCISCO ZENTANI
Reverse: 1668 IOSEPH ANTON MARTIN. Cross and acronyms of Jesus and Mary.
Rare piece in the name of Francisco Centani. (Madrid, p. s. XVII – June 1684), Chief Accountant, Adviser to the Treasury, businessman, theoretician of economics and finance in the last quarter of the 17th century. In 1650 he was appointed Accountant General and actively advised King Carlos II on payments to the troops in Flanders during the war against the French King Louis XVI. In 1677 he became Advisor to the Treasury and carried out his work from Madrid.
This piece is probably unique and bears witness to the link between the adviser and the work of charity carried out in the Antón Martín Parish, which owes its name to the fact that it used to be an annexe of the San Juan de Dios hospital at the square that today bears his name, founded by said Saint John of God's disciple in the 16th century.
- Carlos IV (1788-1808)
- Jaar / Periode en Variatie
- Lote de 2 medallas: Proclamacón Carlos III - 1759 en Vélez Málaga - y raro Jetón de Centani
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