Kingdom of Naples Silver

Metal:
State:
Kingdom of Naples             
Issue year(s):
1458

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1458-1494, Kingdom of Naples, Ferdinando I. Rare Silver Coronato Coin


Mint Place: Naples

Denomination: Coronato

State: Kingdom of Naples

Mint Period: ca. 1458-1460

Ruler: Ferdinando I (Don Ferrante)


References: Biaggi 1672, MIR 66/3, PR 12b.

Diameter: 27mm

Weight: 3.99gm

Material: Silver


Obverse: The King enthroned, holding orb and sceptre, Cardinal Orsini to left, Bishop of Barletta to right.

Legend: CORONATVS : Q . LEGITIME : CERTVT



Reverse:
Cross potent, with striped interior, small letter “m” below. All within double-lined border.

Legend: + FERDINANDVS : D : G : R : SICI : IER . VNG


The Kingdom of Naples (Latin: Regnum Neapolitanum; Italian: Regno di Napoli; Neapolitan: Regno 'e Napule), also known as the Kingdom of Sicily, was a state that ruled the part of the Italian Peninsula south of the Papal States between 1282 and 1816. It was established by the War of the Sicilian Vespers (1282–1302), when the island of Sicily revolted and was conquered by the Crown of Aragon, becoming a separate kingdom also called the Kingdom of Sicily.3 This left the Neapolitan mainland under the possession of Charles of Anjou. Later, two competing lines of the Angevin family competed for the Kingdom of Naples in the late 14th century, which resulted in the death of Joan I by Charles III of Naples. Charles' daughter Joanna II adopted King Alfonso V of Aragon as heir, who would then unite Naples into his Aragonese dominions in 1442.


As part of the Italian Wars, France went to war with Aragon over the kingdom in 1502; the war ended in an Aragonese victory that left Ferdinand II in full control of the kingdom by 1504. The Spanish held control of Naples throughout the 17th century where it remained an important source of economic and military power for the Spanish Crown. After the War of the Spanish Succession in the early 18th century, the possession of the kingdom again changed hands; the 1714 Treaty of Rastatt saw Naples given to Charles VI of the Austrian Habsburgs. However, Naples and Sicily were conquered by Charles, Duke of Parma (of the Spanish Bourbons) during the War of the Polish Succession in 1734, he was then installed as King of Naples and Sicily from 1735. In 1816, Naples formally unified with the island of Sicily to form the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.


The territory of the Kingdom of Naples corresponded to the current Italian regions of Campania, Calabria, Apulia, Basilicata, Abruzzo, Molise, and also included some areas of today’s southern and eastern Lazio.


Ferdinand I (2 June 1424 – 25 January 1494), also known as Ferrante, was king of Naples from 1458 to 1494.


The only son, albeit illegitimate, of Alfonso the Magnanimous, he was one of the most influential and feared monarchs in Europe at the time and an important figure of the Italian Renaissance. In his thirty years of reign he brought peace and prosperity to Naples. Its foreign and diplomatic policy aimed at assuming the task of regulating the events of the peninsula in order not to disturb the political balance given by the Treaty of Lodi, to affirm the hegemony of the Kingdom of Naples over the other Italian states and to tighten through its diplomats and marriages of his numerous legitimate and natural children, a dense network of alliances and relationships with Italian and foreign sovereigns, earned him the fame and the nickname of “Judge of Italy”, in addition to being recognized as a generous patron.


He issued various social laws that in fact undermined the excessive power of the Barons, favoring small artisans and peasants. This work of modernization and the resistance he put up against them led to the outbreak of the famous revolt which was subsequently suffocated.


Ferrante was forced to prove his worth several times before obtaining the throne of Naples. Not only as governor, but also as a military man, as he was forced to recapture his own kingdom, against all conspirators, and during his rule, the kingdom was under constant attack from powers such as the Ottoman Empire, France, the Republic of Venice and the Papal States. It can be said that, in general, almost his entire life was spent in war.


Recognized as one of the most powerful political minds of the time, Ferrante was gifted with great courage and remarkable political skills. Completely Italianized, he surrounded himself with numerous artists and humanists, completed the paternal building works in the city of Naples and erected new impressive buildings that still adorn it today.


The skills of Ferrante and his diplomats, skilled in weaving alliances in order to achieve Neapolitan hegemony in the system of Italian states, the fruits of the sovereign’s economic strategy with the introduction of the art of silk and printing, politics of promotion and cultural attraction, the severe exercise of power also through the repression of the conspiracy of the barons led the Kingdom of Naples, with intellectuals of the caliber of Pontano, Panormita and others, to participate as a protagonist in Humanism and the Renaissance. At that time it possessed the most powerful navy in the western part of the Mediterranean.

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<title> 1458-1494, Kingdom of Naples, Ferdinando I. Rare Silver Coronato Coin. NGC AU58! Mint Place: Naples Denomination: Coronato State: Kingdom of Naples Mint Period: ca. 1458-1460 Ruler: Ferdinando I (Don Ferrante) References: Biaggi 1672, MIR 66/3, PR 12b. Condi ...

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<title> 1458-1494, Kingdom of Naples, Ferdinando I. Rare Silver Coronato Coin. NGC AU58! Mint Place: Naples Denomination: Coronato State: Kingdom of Naples Mint Period: ca. 1458-1460 Ruler: Ferdinando I (Don Ferrante) References: Biaggi 1672, MIR 66/3, PR 12b. Condi ...

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