1749-So J 4 Escudos AU50

First date of issue. Prooflike mint luster with typical small surface marks. Presumably recovered from the shipwreck treasure of the "Nuestra Senora de la Luz." A scarce early 4 Escudos type, the first produced from the Santiago mint. 

On the obverse is Ferdinand VI (23 September 1713 – 10 August 1759), called the Learned, was King of Spain from 9 July 1746 until his death in 1759, the third ruler of the Spanish Bourbon dynasty. He was the fourth son of the previous monarch Philip Vand his first wife Maria Luisa of Savoy.

On the reverse is the phrase NOMINA MAGNA SEQUOR, which translates to I SUCCEED GREAT NAMES. That inscription started in 1748, replacing the 1732-47 inscription INITIUM SAPIENTIAE TIMOR DOMINI (fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom). 

 


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