Barcelona (1474-1504) real

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 855
This specimen was lot 855 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it sold for €320 (about US$618 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ESPAGNE, CATALOGNE ET ARAGON, Ferdinand II (1479-1516), AR croat, Barcelone. D/ B. couronné à g., au portrait juvénile et aux cheveux fins. R/ CIVI-TAS B-RCIN-ONAT Croix longue et pattée, cantonnée de deux cercles et de deux groupes de trois globules. Patine foncée. Très Beau à Superbe. (Spain, Catalonia and Aragon, Ferdinand II, 1479-1516, silver croat, Barcelona mint. Obverse: crowned bust to left, with young portrait with fine hair; reverse: long cross cantonned with two rings and two groups of three pellets. Nice toning, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Cayón devotes catalog numbers 2281 thru 2293 to the various spellings of "FERDINANDVS D. G. [RE]X" on the obverse. This specimen is from a common variety.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 3,22 g.

Catalog reference: Crusafont 1137.4, Cayón no. 2292.

Source:

  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.
  • 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.

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