Charles II of Anjou, King of Naples 1285-1309

Fr-810, PCGS-graded MS-64

A superb example, with nearly perfect centered and details, and wonderful gold surfaces.

Also known as Charles the Lame, he received his kingdom from his father, Charles I of Anjou. Responding to dissidents, he abolished unpopular taxes and made concessions to nobles but these were not enough. The Sicilian admiral Roger of Lauria captured him in a naval battle near Naples in 1284 and had him imprisoned, where he languished until his father died. To gain freedom, he gave up all claims to Sicily and spent his last years quietly in Naples.