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Lot# 528Estimate: US$250
Italian States. Sicily: The Angevin Kings. Carlino or Saluto d’argento
Italian States. Sicily: The Angevin Kings. Carlino or Saluto d’argento, . g. . Charles I of Anjou, 1266-1285. Carlino or Saluto d’argento, 3.14g. Naples, after 1278. Obv: +KAROL’ IERL’ ET SICIL REX, arms of Jerusalem/Anjou. Rx: AVE GRA PLENA DNS TECUM, the Annunciation (hence the name “Saluto”). A Saluto d’oro was introduced at the same time. MEC 677, MIR 20.. VF.

The Angevins were driven out of Sicily in 1282 by a popular uprising called the Sicilian Vespers and were replaced by the Aragonese. The Angevins maintained their kingdom in Naples, where it was still called the Kingdom of Sicily. The crowns of the Two Sicilies were reunited in 1435 under Alfonso V of Aragon..
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