Spain - House of Habsburg. Philip II (1556-1598)
King of Portugal.
1 Vintem = XX Reais (20)
Obverse: PHILIPPVS DG REX
Reverse: + ALGARBIORVM REX - F XX
Various conditions, rare coin of Philip II as sovereign of Spain and Portugal.
0.92 g 16 mm.
The succession crisis of Portugal of 1580 ensued as a result of the death without heirs of King Sebastian I of Portugal in 1578 and of his successor Henry I in early 1580. The Portuguese courts had to decide who among several claimants should occupy the Portuguese throne but, before the election was made, Philip II of Spain anticipated the decision and, based on his rights to succession to the Portuguese crown, ordered the military invasion of the country. Antonio, prior of Crato proclaimed himself king, but his few troops were surpassed by the Spanish army in the Battle of Alcantara (1580), and the following year Philip II was recognised as king of Portugal.
The Council of Portugal was created by Felipe II of Spain in 1582 for his commitment in the Cortes de Tomar, with the purpose of advising the good administration of the region.
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- Valeur nominale 2
- Monarquia - D. Filipe II (1556-1698) - Vintém (XX Reis)
- Année / Période et Variation
- - Lisboa
- Métaux précieux
- Pièce de monnaie