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bry_579780 - SPAIN - BARCELONA - LOUIS XIV THE SUN KING Sizain 1646 Barcelone

SPAIN - BARCELONA - LOUIS XIV THE SUN KING Sizain 1646 Barcelone VF
65.00 €(Approx. 76.05$ | 55.90£)
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Type : Sizain
Date: 1646
Mint name / Town : Barcelone
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,67 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan irrégulier. Frappe légèrement décentrée sur les deux faces. Patine sombre homogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LVD. XII[II. D. G. R. F. ET.] CO. [B].
Obverse description : Buste à droite du Roi, lauré et drapé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (TÊTE DE SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE) - BARC[INO - C]IVI (ÉTOILE À 5 RAIS) 1646.
Reverse description : Écu losangé de Barcelone, brochant sur la croix de sainte Eulalie, qui coupe la légende. Lis à l'exergue.

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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