1970's Late approx., Portugal John III, King of Portugal, The Grocer King. Massively Large Bronze Medal (80 mm), by Medalist Engraver Baltazar. Very Pronounced & High Relief! Captivating, & Rarely Available! Well-Struck! Mintage of only 750 Struck! - Emporium Antiquities
1970's Late approx., Portugal John III, King of Portugal, The Grocer King. Massively Large Bronze Medal (80 mm), by Medalist Engraver Baltazar. Very Pronounced & High Relief! Captivating, & Rarely Available! Well-Struck! Mintage of only 750 Struck! - Emporium Antiquities
1970's Late approx., Portugal John III, King of Portugal, The Grocer King. Massively Large Bronze Medal (80 mm), by Medalist Engraver Baltazar. Very Pronounced & High Relief! Captivating, & Rarely Available! Well-Struck! Mintage of only 750 Struck! - Emporium Antiquities
1970's Late approx., Portugal John III, King of Portugal, The Grocer King. Massively Large Bronze Medal (80 mm), by Medalist Engraver Baltazar. Very Pronounced & High Relief! Captivating, & Rarely Available! Well-Struck! Mintage of only 750 Struck! - Emporium Antiquities

1970's Late approx., Portugal John III, King of Portugal, The Grocer King. Massively Large Bronze Medal (80 mm), by Medalist Engraver Baltazar. Very Pronounced & High Relief! Captivating, & Rarely Available! Well-Struck! Mintage of only 750 Struck!

$39.00

We have on offer here, a 1970's Late approx., Portugal John III, King of Portugal, The Grocer King. Massively Large Bronze Medal (80 mm), by Medalist Engraver Baltazar. Very Pronounced & High Relief! Captivating, & Rarely Available! Well-Struck! Mintage of only 750 Struck!

Mintage is of only 750 pieces! Of which you are looking at Medal #160.
(Marked alone the Edge of the Medal)

Subject: John III of Portugal

"John III (Portuguese: João III Portuguese pronunciation: 7 June 1502 – 11 June 1557) was the King of Portugal and the Algarves from 13 December 1521 to 11 June 1557. He was the son of King Manuel I and Maria of Aragon, the third daughter of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. John succeeded his father in 1521, at the age of nineteen.

During his rule, Portuguese possessions were extended in Asia and in the New World through the Portuguese colonization of Brazil. John III's policy of reinforcing Portugal's bases in India (such as Goa) secured Portugal's monopoly over the spice trade of cloves and nutmeg from the Maluku Islands, as a result of which John III has been called the "Grocer King". On the eve of his death in 1557, the Portuguese empire had a global dimension and spanned almost 1 billion acres (about 4 million square kilometers).

During his reign, the Portuguese became the first Europeans to make contact with both China, under the Ming Dynasty, and Japan, during the Muromachi period. He abandoned Muslim territories in North Africa in favor of trade with India and investment in Brazil. In Europe, he improved relations with the Baltic region and the Rhineland, hoping that this would bolster Portuguese trade."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_III_of_Portugal

  • Place: Portugal
  • Ruler: João III
  • Size: 80 mm (Ex.Large)
  • Weight: 221.60 GR. (7.124 Troy Oz)
  • Alloy: Bronze Antique Toned 
  • Engraver: Baltazar (signed on Obverse)
  • Obverse: King João III with Sceptre (The Grocer King)
  • Reverse: Inscriptions "D.Joao de castro corta as barbas para servirem de penhor" = Castro D.Joao cuts beards to serve pledge

This is a superbly-struck beautiful and high relief medal, with very clear in details. Very heavy in the hand, the medal projects a 3-D / like impressions. Well-Struck, fairly priced!

A lovely piece of history that can be a fantastic piece of your collection! Extremely Low Mintage!


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