Half Real d'or Gold Coin 1576 King Philip II of Spain, Flanders Bruges

Real Gold Coin King Philip
 ½ Real d'or Gold Coin 
Real d'or Spain Gold Coin
 Demi Real d'or Gold Coin 
Demi-Real d'or (½ Real d'or) Gold Coin, King Philip II of Spain, Flanders Bruges 1576 issued by Philip II as Lord of the Seventeen Provinces.

Obverse: Armored bust of Philip II of Spain to right. Privy mark (lis), flanked by pellets below.
Legend: DOMINVS . MIHI . ADIVTOR . (privy mark: lis) .

Reverse: Crowned shield with arms of the spanish line of the Habsburg.
Legend: PHS . D : G . HISPANIARV . REX . CO : FL

Mint Period: 1555-1576
Mint Place: Bruges (privy mark: lis)
Reference: Friedberg 213, Delmonte 520, v.G & H 207-7b. R!
Diameter: 25 mm
Weight: 3.5 gram of Gold

Philip II minted coins with his effigy in Milan, Naples, Sicily, Sardinia and in the Spanish Netherlands, while in Spain large coins only showed heraldic symbols, as in his father's time.

Philip II (Spanish: Felipe II de Habsburgo; Portuguese: Filipe I) (May 21, 1527 – September 13, 1598) was King of Spain from 1556 until 1598, King of Naples and Sicily from 1554 until 1598, king consort of England (as husband of Mary I) from 1554 to 1558, Lord of the Seventeen Provinces (holding various titles for the individual territories, such as Duke or Count) from 1556 until 1581, King of Portugal and the Algarves (as Philip I) from 1580 until 1598 and King of Chile from 1554 until 1556. He was born in Valladolid and was the only legitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.