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Italy Naples Charles of Anjou. Gold Saluto d'Oro issued c128

Italy Naples Charles of Anjou. Gold Saluto d'Oro issued c128
Country: Italy King (reign): Charles of Anjou, 1266 – 1285Denomination/metal: Gold Salut d'OrDate/mint mark: c1280Ref. no: F 808; Mir 18; Pannuto Riccio 1Obv. Conjoined arms of Jerusalem and Anjou, crescent above, rosettes at side, stars around, 'KAROL DEI GRA IERLM SICILIE REX', (Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Jerusalem and Sicily). Rev. The angel Gabriel greeting the Virgin Mary, a pot of lilies between, 'AVE GRACIA PLENA DOMINUS TECVM', (Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee).23mm, 4.35g. EF - Extremely Fine, well struck.The younger brother of Louis IX of France, Charles acquired the county of Provence in 1246 and accompanied Louis on his Egyptian Crusade (1248–50). Allied with the papacy, he conquered Naples and Sicily in the 1260s, defeating Manfred and Conradin, the last representatives of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, at Benevento (1266) and Tagliacozzo (1268). He thereafter

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