MILAN GOLD DOPPIA OF PHILIP II OF SPAIN – 1582 ISSUE EX ARCHER M. HUNTINGTON COLLECTION – AU 58 NGC GRADED ITALY PROVENANCED WORLD COIN (Inv. 13017)
ITALY, Milano (Duchi). Filippo II di Spagna, 1554-1598.
Gold Doppia, 6.55 g., 27 mm., 8h. Dated 1582.
Obv. PHI • REX • HISPANI • ET C, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, 1582 below exergue line.
Rev. MEDIOL ANI • DV, coat-of-arms within ornate frame; above, crown containing two palm fronds.
Cf. CNI V 58 (for type); Crippa 4/A; Friedberg 716.
Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection (HSA 1001.1.10788).
NGC graded AU 58, provenance noted on holder.
Archer Milton Huntington was a great philanthropist whose generosity founded and enriched many cultural institutions in New York City. Among these are the Hispanic Society of America (HSA), dedicated to the study of the culture of Spain, and the American Numismatic Society (ANS), where Huntington served as honorary president from 1910 to 1955, the year of his death. Huntington gave to the Hispanic Society a vast collection of coins related to the history of Spain and spanning all periods from antiquity onward. These coins were on long-term loan to the ANS until they were recalled and sold by the HSA in 2012. For a story on the scope of Huntington’s collection and its sale see: