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bry_499463 - SPANIA - PRINCIPALITY OF CATALONIA - LOUIS XIII Denier 1643 Vich

SPANIA - PRINCIPALITY OF CATALONIA - LOUIS XIII Denier 1643 Vich VF
140.00 €(Approx. 155.40$ | 127.40£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 1643
Mint name / Town : Vich
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan irrégulier. Frappe décentrée. Usure sur les motifs centraux. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + LVDO. D. G. R. FRANC.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : (Louis, par la grâce de Dieu, roi de France).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + CIVITAS. VICEN. 1643.
Reverse description : Écu losangé de Vich.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Vich).

Historical background


SPAIN - PRINCIPALITY Catalonia - LOUIS XIII THE RIGHT

(1640-1643)

On 16 December 1640 the Catalans revolted against their suzerain, Philip IV of Spain (1621-1665) and the French call to their aid. Louis XIII took the title of Count of Barcelona, ​​the French invaded Roussillon in September 1642 and take Perpignan September 9.

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