Charles and Joanna of Spain Aztec Gold Escudo Coin

Charles and Joanna of Spain Aztec Gold Escudo Coin

Code: 10700

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This is a nice Spanish gold Escudo of Charles and Joanna, minted between 1535 - 1555 A.D. It is a good example of a hammered gold coin, likely struck from the plundered gold of the Aztecs! The first Escudo (Shield) was struck in gold from the 'New World', brought back by the Conquistadors and Treasure Fleets.

Obverse: Crowned arms, 
Legend: IOANNA o ET o KAROLVS 

Reverse: Cross of Jerusalem within quatrefoil with inverted leaf terminals. 
Legend: HISPANIARVM o REG

DENOMINATION: Escudo

CULTURE: Spain

DATE: 1535 - 1555 A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold

SIZE: 23 mm diameter

WEIGHT: 3.3 grams

ATTRIBUTION: CT-55, Friedberg 153