Portugal 1139-1185 Dinheiro - D. Afonso I



Dinheiro. Billon 0,88 grams.
Dom Afonso Henriques - Afonso I "the Conqueror" (1139-1185).
Pentagram in a circle. On the reverse, long cross surrounded by the letters "V" on the left and "T" at the top facing inwards, inside the circle, top broken by the cross.

Catalogue: Alberto Gomes 05.03
Condition: VF (see image)

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7 000,00 €

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Year 1128-1185
Face value Dinheiro
Metal Billon
Weight 0,88 g

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Afonso I, nicknamed the Conqueror, the Founder or the Great by the Portuguese, and El-Bortukali and Ibn-Arrink or Ibn Arrinq ("son of Henry", "Henriques") by the Moors whom he fought, was the first King of Portugal. He achieved the independence of the southern part of the Kingdom of Galicia, the County of Portugal, from Galicia's overlord, the King of León, in 1139, establishing a new kingdom and doubling its area with the Reconquista, an objective that he pursued until his death in 1185, after forty-six years of wars against the Moors.