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bry_568834 - SPAIN - BARCELONA - LOUIS XIV THE SUN KING Denier 1646 Barcelone

SPAIN - BARCELONA - LOUIS XIV THE SUN KING Denier 1646 Barcelone VF
60.00 €(Approx. 70.20$ | 51.60£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 1646
Mint name / Town : Barcelone
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan irrégulier. Frappe décentrée sur les deux faces
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : L. - D. G..
Obverse description : Buste de Louis XIV, lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : (Louis XIV, par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BAR - CI - CIVI - 1646.
Reverse description : Croix coupant la légende cantonnée aux 1 et 4 d’un annelet, aux 2 et 3 d’une groupe de trois besants.
Reverse translation : (Ville de Barcelone).

Historical background


SPAIN - BARCELONA COUNTY - LOUIS XIV THE BIG OR THE SUN KING

The uprising of Catalonia (Cataluna Levatamiento) against the authority of Philip IV of Spain lasted twelve years. Louis XIII and Louis XIV, were the Counts of Barcelona. Louis XIV kept the county until 1652, at which time the capital of Catalonia was permanently lost. By the Treaty of the Pyrenees, Louis XIV abandoned Catalonia, but retained the Roussillon with Perpignan.

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