Obverse legend : IOSEPH. NAP. - DEI. GRATIA / .1811..
Obverse description : Tête nue de Joseph Napoléon à gaucheù.
Obverse translation : (Joseph Napoléon par la grâce de Dieu).
Reverse legend : HISPANIARUM ET IND. REX. M. A. I..
Reverse description : Écu couronné écartelé à cinq quartiers ; autour 4 / R..
SPAIN - KINGDOM OF SPAIN - JOSEPH NAPOLEON
The French troops under Murat invest Madrid May 1, 1808. May 2, "Dos de Mayo" immortalized by Goya, the people rise. Repression is terrible. 5, by the Treaty of Bayonne, Charles IV and Ferdinand VII abdicated renounced the throne. June 6, Napoleon chose his brother Joseph to rule over Spain. This is the beginning of the Spanish war was the first defeat of Napoleon. On 11 December 1813, the Treaty of Valençay makes the crown to Ferdinand VII, who was a prisoner since 1808.