GoldSalto de línea Seville?Salto de línea 1360Salto de línea
These large “doblas de cabeza” featuring the king’s head and worth ten doblas were apparently issued in Seville at the height of the civil war between Peter I and his step-brother, the Count of Trastámara, the future Henry II. They may have been minted as gifts for senior dignitaries who contributed to Peter’s victory at the Battle of Nájera (1360). These large multiples were ceremonial pieces struck on special occasions as symbols of prestige and gifts to persons of distinction or the church.
In this section of the catalogue you can learn about the coins that have existed through the ages, from the first pieces struck circa 600 BC to the ones used in the Late Modern Era. These objects are important testimonies of their day, providing information about the economy, politics, ideology and religious beliefs of the societies and cultures that issued them.