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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1164

ITALY, Sicilia (Regno). Carlo I d'Angiò. 1266-1282. AV Reale (21mm, 5.26 g, 6h). Kowalski Class B. Brindisi mint. Struck 1266-1278.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1164.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

World, Gold

Sold For $ 13 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Sicilia (Regno). Carlo I d'Angiò. 1266-1282. AV Reale (21mm, 5.26 g, 6h). Kowalski Class B. Brindisi mint. Struck 1266-1278. + KΛROL · · DЄI · GRA · ·, crowned and draped bust right; lis to left / + R · ЄX · SI · · CILI · Є, coat-of-arms. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe C10; Kowalski, Realen dies L21/B8; Spahr 2; MEC 14, 624 var. (mint). Minor scratches and slight weak strike on reverse. Toned. Good VF. Very rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 57 (28 March 2001), lot 1581; Münzen und Medaillen AG 50 (27 February 1975), lot 597.

The introduction of the augustale by Frederick II was followed by Carlo I d'Angiò (Charles of Anjou) with the production of similar portrait issues in gold. Grierson (p.112) tells us ‘they showed a lifelike portrait of the formidable ruler, wearing a medieval crown instead of the classical wreath and showing his hair curling at the nape of the neck... while a few reali have fine heads reminiscent of the sinister effigy of Arnolf di Cambio’s great statue on the Campidoglio, the majority tend to be little better than caricatures.’

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.