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Medal commemorating the capture of Barcelona, 1705.
Obverse: Bust of King Charles III of Spain in a long wig, armour, mantle, collar and badge of the Golden Fleece. Legend: 'CAROLVS . III . D . G . REX HISPAN . ARCH . AVST.' (Charles III, by the grace of God, King of Spain, Archduke of Austria.)
Reverse: Barcelona kneeling (left), presenting a crown to Charles, habited as a Roman Emperor; Victory above crowning him with laurel, the city in distance. Legend: 'EXPECTATO VINDICE LAETA SE SVBIICIT.
Exergue: 'BARCELONA D . 14 . OCT . 1705.
EXTREMELY RARE AND HISTORIC MEDAL.