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Coins catalogue of Urgell
County of Urgell
Urgel - county in Catalonia. In its heyday, it included the territory from
Andorra to Lleida. It was formed as a result of the conquest of the Franks, but
from the end of the 9th century ruled by the descendants of the side branches of
the Barcelona House
In 1410 King of Aragon Martin I died without leaving any heirs. Earl of Urgell, Jaime II was one of the claimants to the throne. However, they chose another, Jaime started a war, was defeated and imprisoned, and the county was annexed to Aragon (1413).
Peter (Pedro) II (1347-1408)
A COMES URGELLI
PETRVS DEI GRACI
Value - $30-50
Pedro II (1340-1408) was the son of the previous Earl Jaime I. The county
inherited at the age of 7 years, so until the age of majority was under the care
of the mother.
He reconstructed the castles in Agrammun and Balaguer, granted Balaguer the right to hold a fair, and in general, he did a lot of housework.
In foreign policy, he was always faithful to his uncle Pedro IV of Aragon, in particular, helped him in the fight against Pedro I of Castile, in gratitude for which he was appointed ruler of Valencia.