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5-ral coin of Terrassa

5-ral coin from Terrassa, 1642, silver 11.55 g / 3.1 cm / 5 h. MdT 1320 Photo: Teresa Llordés

5-ral coin from Terrassa, 1642, silver 11.55 g / 3.1 cm / 5 h. MdT 1320 Photo: Teresa Llordés

This local silver 5-ral coinc was minted during the Guerra dels Segadors (War of the Reapers). The obverse features an escutcheon crowned with the four bars and the text: C...-CATAL· and on the reverse a Greek cross with rings and points in the background and the following text: RUM.T-ARRA-1642. 

The General Council of the Town of Terrassa requested a licence to mint local coins in December 1641. The Terrassa mint was in operation operated for just over two months, from the December 20 1641 to February 26 1642.

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