ITALY, Napoli (Regno). Carlo I di Spagna (Carlo V, Sacro Romano Impero).
|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 1873. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1516-1554. AR Tarì (6.20 g, 5h). CAROLVS · IIIII · RO · IMP, laureate, draped, and armored bust right; monogram to left / (crown) · · R ARAGO · · VTRIVS · S · ·, crowned and draped coat-of-arms of over imperial double eagle. CNI XIX 536 var. (legends); Pannuti 22. VF, toned, minor die shift.
From the Leonard O. Greenfield Collection.
The current king of Spain, Carlos I was the final emperor to receive a papal coronation when he was crowned by Pope Clement VII at Bologna in 1519. Inheriting the Habsburg possessions upon the death of his grandfather, Maximilian, he united the territories within the Holy Roman Empire with his Spanish lands, creating an empire which stood as the pinnacle of Hapsburg power and which would not be equaled by any of his successors.