Maravedi: coin from Kingdom of Spain (16th-19th centuries)

MARAVEDI: COIN OF SPAIN

2 maravedi, 1831: Kingdom of Spain

2 maravedis, 1831: Kingdom of Spain

Ruler: Ferdinand VII — the King of Spain.

FERDIN - VII - D - G - HISP - REX (Ferdinandus VII Dei Gratia Hispaniae Rex): Ferdinand VII by the Grace of God King of the Spain.

Portrait of the king, denomination and mint mark (Aqueduct).

Coat of arms of the monarchs of Spain during 1700-1868 and 1875-1931: at the base — the coats of arms of the kingdoms of Castile (castle) and León (lion), as well as the family coat of arms of the Anjou branch of the Bourbon dynasty (three golden lilies).

Segovia mint.

  • Copper: 18 mm - 2.0 g
  • Reference price: 10$

COIN MARAVEDI — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF SPAIN (16th-19th centuries): maravedi = 1/34 real
  2. KINGDOM OF CASTILE AND LEON, SPANISH STATES (13th-15th centuries): maravedi = 1/20 real
  3. KINGDOM OF LEÓN, SPANISH STATES (12th century): maravedi = 90 dinero
  4. KINGDOM OF NAVARRE, SPANISH STATES (18th-19th centuries): 1/36 real
  5. SPANISH ORAN, COLONIAL ALGERIA (17th century): maravedi = 1/34 real
  6. HISPANIOLA, COLONIAL DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (17th century): 1/34 Spanish colonial real
  7. SPANISH COLONIAL MEXICO (16th century): 1/32 real
  8. MARGARITA ISLAND, COLONIAL VENEZUELA (19th century): 1/32 real

The minting of maravedi coin began in the 12th century by King Alfonso VIII of Spain/Castile, modeled on the Arabic gold dinars of the Moorish Almoravids (the Berber dynasty ruling Morocco and Spain during the 11th and 12th centuries). Therefore, it is not surprising that part of the text on the coin was indicated in Arabic for some time. The Almoravid dinar spread throughout Europe and was called marabotin (similar gold coins were also minted by Portuguese monarchs), hence the name of the Spanish coin — "maravedi".