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Catalonia-aragon Denier: Alfons I (1162-96)

 
 
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 Posted 01/11/2019  08:24 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add austrokiwi to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This was a blind ( unresearched) impulse buy. Once I received it I was quite chuffed to read about Alfons I, first Catalano-Aragonese King. Have I oriented each face correctly?


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 Posted 01/11/2019  10:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MetzKaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratz for your 2000 posts! Great coin!
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 Posted 01/11/2019  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add austrokiwi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Congratz for your 2000 posts! Great coin!


I had no idea till you pointed it out. Thanks
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 Posted 01/11/2019  2:43 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting coin. Never never heard of this King any history about him?
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 Posted 01/11/2019  2:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add austrokiwi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Summarised from MEC Vol 6 pages 117-120.

First Catalan-Aragonese King who consolidated his power in Aragon. His political machinations( including war) saw him delineate Aragons Boundaries. He also controlled Maritime Provence. He unified the coinages of Catalonia, Aragon and Provence.

Edit: seems he is better known as Alfons II.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_II_of_Aragon


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01/11/2019 4:04 pm
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 Posted 01/11/2019  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@AK, I agree that this is a nice pick-up. I don't have the MEC, but this looks like C&C #1701 to me. The obv legend (on your left pic) is BARCINO, while the rev legend (on your right pic) is CI VI RE X. The mint is Barcelona.
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 Posted 01/12/2019  02:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add austrokiwi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
C&C is?
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Ok sorry, my reference is "Las Monesdas Espanolas: Del tremis al euro del 411 a nuestros dias" by Adolfo, Clemente, and Juan Cayon.

Maybe if I had called it C&C&C it would have been more clear?
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Thanks, I tried to find C&C in the bibliography of MEC( way too many abbreviations here) and found I had many options.
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