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bry_607036 - SPAIN - BARCELONA - LOUIS XIV THE SUN KING Sizain, 2e type 1651 Barcelone

SPAIN - BARCELONA - LOUIS XIV THE SUN KING Sizain, 2e type 1651 Barcelone VF/XF
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Type : Sizain, 2e type
Date: 1651
Mint name / Town : Barcelone
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,59 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan large présentant un éclatement à 12 heures au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : .LVD. XIIII. D. G. R. F. ET. CO. B, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 7 HEURES).
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XIV, lauré et drapé.
Obverse translation : (Louis XIII, par la grâce de Dieu, roi et comte de Barcelone).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (TÊTE DE SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE) - BARCINO - (LIS) - CIVI* 1651.
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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