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1737, Kingom of Sicily, Charles VI/III (of Spain). Rare Gold Oncia Coin.



Region: Palermo
Mint Year: 1735
Denomination: Oncia
Reference: Friedberg 887, Spahr 58, KM-154
Material: Gold (.906)
Diameter: 22.3mm
Weight: 4.4gm


Obverse: Wreathed and draped bust of Charles VI (as Charles III of Spain) right.
Legend: CAR . D . G . SIC . ET . HIE . REX . HIS . IN


Reverse: Divine light shining on phoenix, which is rising from flames.
Legend: RESV – RGIT / 1737




Charles VI (German Karl VI) (October 1, 1685 – October 20, 1740) was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (as Karel II.) and Hungary (as Károly III.) from 1711 to 1740. From 1703 to 1711 he was an active claimant to the throne of Spain as Charles III.


Charles was born in Vienna, the second son of the Emperor Leopold I and of his third wife, Princess Eleonore-Magdalena of Palatine-Neuburg. He was given the baptismal names Karl Franz Joseph Wenceslau Balthasar Johann Anton Ignatius. His tutor was Prince Anton Florian of Liechtenstein.


Charles was the contracted heir of the Spanish Habsburgs. When Charles II of Spain made Philip V his heir, Louis XIV violated the contract. The dispute for the crown of Spain led to the War of the Spanish Succession.


After his older brother the Emperor Joseph I died suddenly in 1711, Charles returned to Austria. He succeeded immediately as King of Hungary and King of Bohemia. Later that year he was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Frankfurt.


Although Charles seems to have been clumsy in political affairs, the Austrian monarchy reached its widest expansion during his reign. His superior army was defeated by Bosnians in year 1737 in Battle of Banja Luka.


He married Elisabeth, eldest daughter of Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. At the time of his death, his only surviving children were Maria Theresa and Maria Anna, so he had no living male heirs – a situation he had guarded against in the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, which stated that his realm could not be divided and allowed that daughters also could inherit the throne from their fathers. When he died, the War of the Austrian Succession took place, but in the end the Pragmatic Sanction held up and his daughter succeeded him as Queen of Hungary and Bohemia and Archduchess of Austria. However, being a female, she was not elected Holy Roman Empress. Instead, Charles VII was elected. However, after Charles VII’s reign, Maria Theresa’s husband Francis III Stephen, Duke of Lorraine, was elected, ensuring that the Empire would continue in the Habsburg line.


Probably as a consequence of his years in Spain, he introduced the Spanish court ceremonial (Spanisches Hofzeremoniell) in Vienna and built the Spanish Riding School. Furthermore, the Reichskanzlei (“chancellory of the state”) and the National Library were constructed during his reign and the Michaeler tract added to the Hofburg. Much was designed in baroque style in Vienna during Charles' reign.


He also had musical ambitions. Taught as a boy by Johann Joseph Fux, he composed, played the harpsichord, and now and then conducted the court’s band.


There is some evidence that Charles' death was caused by consuming a meal of death cap mushrooms.


Karl succeeded more as a musician than as a statesman. He composed, played the harpsichord, and conducted the court band. Unfortunately, he performed those functions when he should have been leading the nation.



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Posted by: anonymous  2018-03-30
Italien-Sizilien. Carlo Borbone 1734-1759. Oncia d'oro 1752 Palermo. Friedberg 887, Spahr 2, Varesi 567/4.GOLD. Kleine Flecken, fast Stempelglanz

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Posted by: anonymous  2017-02-07
1737, Kingom of Sicily, Charles VI (III of Spain). Rare Gold Oncia Coin. 4.42gm! Region: Palermo Mint Year: 1737 Denomination: Oncia Reference: Friedberg 887, Spahr 58, KM-154 ($700 in XF!). R! Condition: Mint-made marginal adjusting marks, otherwise a nice XF with nice lustre in ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-01-14
1736, Kingom of Sicily, Charles VI/III (of Spain). Rare Gold Oncia Coin. 4.39gm! Region: Palermo Mint Year: 1735 Denomination: Oncia Condition: Minor weight adjusting marks, otherwise VF+ Reference: Friedberg 887, Spahr 58, KM-154 ($700 in XF!). R! Material: Gold (.906) Diameter: ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-11-15
ITALIEN Neapel - Sizilien Carlo di Borbone, 1734-1759 Oncia 1736. 4.48 g. Varesi 564/2. Fr. 887. Kl. Schrötlingsfehler am Rand. Gutes vorzüglich.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-11-15
ITALIEN Neapel - Sizilien Carlo di Borbone, 1734-1759 Oncia 1751, Palermo. 4.43 g. Varesi 568. Fr. 887. Rv. leicht justiert. Gutes sehr schön.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-03-05
Italian States - Palermo. Oncia, 1736. Fr-887; KM-C14a (Sicily). Carlo Di Borbone, 1734-1759. Bust right. Reverse: Phoenix. Minor adjustment marks. Very Fine. Estimated Value $300 - 400. Categories: World Gold
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