Columbus Era 1474-1504 Spain Granada One Reales King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
The weight of this piece is: 3.38 silver and at its longest point its 26 mm and not very round as it has been heavily clipped which was a common practice to get away with the one Reales face value and by clipping small portions of valuable silver the thieving clippers could accumulate portions of silver and use it to trade with. Despite its unusual shape the markings of the monarchs mentioned are strong and clear and the GRANADA mint mark-"G" is very clear on the reverse side on the coin at 3 oclock R/H side of the royal shield with a "R" opposite for it's face value at 9 o'clock. A lovely historic piece and the taking over of the. Legendary Alhambra palace makes great reading. And this coin with the Granada mint mark is an especial piece minted during an especial time in history during Columbuss life time and in my opinion he assisted Spain to grown in wealth and power. However I can never get over the injustice of Christopher Columbus getting three years in prison for raising his voice against King Ferdinand when the King broke his promises to Columbus on his first return to Spain after he and his brother came back under a royal command. Granada Mint and a lovely piece to add to any historic collection. The item "Columbus Era 1474-1504 Spain Granada One Reales King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella" is in sale since Monday, March 7, 2016.
This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Europe\Spain". The seller is "treasurechest1770" and is located in Bowral, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.