Manfred, King of Sicily and Naples 1258-1266
Spahr 184 (questo esemplare), PCGS-graded AU-55
A wonderful example on a distinctive flan; a very desirable coin with sharp motifs and legends of shallow engraving style, showing the Sicilian eagle as a central theme.
The illegitimate son of Frederick II, Manfredi, as he was known in Sicily, was said to have been so noble in bearing and appearance that, in the Divine Comedy, by Dante, he became a beloved repentant. His rule over Sicily was brief.