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bry_574179 - SPAIN - BARCELONA - LOUIS XIV THE SUN KING Sizain, 2e type 1649 Barcelone

SPAIN - BARCELONA - LOUIS XIV THE SUN KING Sizain, 2e type 1649 Barcelone VF
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Type : Sizain, 2e type
Date: 1649
Mint name / Town : Barcelone
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan irrégulier. Frappe décentrée sur les deux faces
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LVD. XIIII. D. G. R. F. ET. CO. B.
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XIV, lauré et drapé, coupant la légende en bas.
Obverse translation : (Louis XIV, par la grâce de Dieu, roi de France et comte de Barcelone).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (TÊTE DE SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE) - BARCINO - CIVI (ÉTOILE À CINQ RAIS) 1649.
Reverse description : Écu losangé de Barcelone, brochant sur la croix de sainte Eulalie, qui coupe la légende. Lis à l'exergue.
Reverse translation : (Cité 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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