Medieval Spain (Barcelona) Groat of Alfonsvs, Iacobvs, and Petrvs  1285 to 1387
Medieval Spain (Barcelona) Groat of Alfonsvs, Iacobvs, and Petrvs 1285 to 1387

These are silver 4 pence coins (groats) which weigh about 3 grams (2.8 to 3.2 gram range). They all have the CIVITAS BARKNONA (city of Barcelona) inscription, the large cross, two circles and six balls. The obverse shows the monarch:

ALFONSVS 1285 to 1291
IACOBVS 1327 to 1335
PETRVS 1336 to 1387

All, of course, are rare and command good numismatic pricing when well preserved. Approximate catalog values are:

worn: $60 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $400

CoinQuest thanks Westfalische Auktions gesellschaft in Arnsberg, Germany for use of their coin photo.

Coin: 20200 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: fritz, Mon, 26-Oct-2015 09:23:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 26-Oct-2015 16:51:23 GMT
Requester description: Cross with inscription: civitas barcelona, reverse: Jacobus Dei gracia rex

With the picture of a head with crown
Other side Large cross in two quarters containing a small circle, the other quarters contain 3 small balls civitas barcelona

Jacobus dei gracia rex (?)
Tags: medieval spain barcelona groat alfonsvs alfonso iacobvs james petrvs peter midieval mediaeval espana spainish hispan espanas hispanirvm spanich hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola alfonzo jacobvs pedro petrus civitas civita jacobus dei gracia rex civitatis etcivilitatis rexm rexind rexx rexetind cross head crown large two quarters quarter circle 3 balls ball crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera larger largish quater quarterd circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed barknona




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