Author Topic: CI VI REX AR coin: Alfonso II of Aragon (1162-96AD), Barcelona Dinero  (Read 120 times)

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Offline jsalgado

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silver ; 0,74 g ; 19 mm
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« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 06:22:53 PM by THCoins »

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Re: CI VI REX silver coin help to identify
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 01:09:31 PM »
Just a hunch, try looking for the 12th century city coinage of Barcelona, Spain.
(Because of the shape of the cross with annulets in the center of your lower picture (now upside-down) and the O in the edge text.)

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Re: CI VI REX silver coin help to identify
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 04:01:03 PM »
Anthony, perfect! Many thanks.
Alfonso II King of Aragon 1162-1196 
Dinero
obverse BARCINO  (image turn 180º)
reverse  CI VI RE :X
 
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Re: CI VI REX silver coin help to identify
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 04:43:45 PM »
Great you found it !
I tried to fit the legend with all variations of the city name i could think of but got nowhere.
Even the "Barcino" does not really seem to fit on your specimen. But legend variations in this period may be very common.

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Re: CI VI REX silver coin help to identify
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 05:34:53 PM »
While I have no doubt about the id, the obverse legend bugs me also. It looks like there are two characters too many. I include a sketch from Cayón for comparison.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: CI VI REX silver coin help to identify
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 07:53:16 PM »
the degree of conservation he does not help but I think  that  can be  BARCINO,  letters A and N are big.
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