Catalonia (1416-58) real

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Jean Elsen sale 144, lot 934
This specimen was lot 934 in Jean Elsen sale 144 (Brussels, March 2020), where it sold for €200 (about US$264 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ESPAGNE, CATALOGNE ET ARAGON, Alphonse IV d'Aragon (1416-1458), AR croat, Perpignan. Au titre de comte de Roussillon. D/ B. cour. à g. R/ COMS- BARK-NONA- ROCIL Croix cantonnée de deux annelets et de deux groupes de trois globules. Belle patine. Très Beau. (Spain, Catalonia and Aragon, Alfonso IV of Aragon, 1416-58, silver croat, Perpignan mint, in the name of the count of Roussillon. Very Fine.)"
This type was struck at Barcelona (Cayón-1896, -1897) and Perpiñan (Cayón-1898) along with a half croat and 1/3 croat. Alfonso was also king of Aragon, Valencia and Mallorca.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 3,15 g.

Catalog reference: Crusafont 825; P.A. 3545, Cayón-1898.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 144, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2020.

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