During the first half of the 13th century, and while the Spanish Reconquista was in full effect, gathering barons and knights from Provence to Lorraine, Burgundy, England and Germany to fight against the Moors in the Iberian territories, a rather obscure conflict took place between James I King of Aragon (Jaime I) and the nephew of Ermengol VIII de Sant Hilari, Guerau de Cabrera, for the succession of the County of Urgel, in Catalonia. Starting after the death of Aurembiaix, Ermengol's daughter in 1231, the conflict between King James (who had supported Aurembiaix and now supported her husband Peter (Pere) of Bourgogne-Portugal), and the Cabrera faction raged until 1235/6, when an impoverished Ponc de Cabrera, the younger son of Guerau, accepted the King's terms under the mediation of the bishops of Lerida and Urgel, and surrendered the cities of Lerida and Balaguer to the crown of Aragon. In turn, Peter abandoned his claims to Urgel and received Majorca, Ibiza and some Balearic fiefs and the castle of Alvarez (Alaro), while Ponc was recognized by the Crown of Aragon as Count of Urgel and received as fiefs the cities of Linola, Agramunt and Menarguenz, the castles of Ager and Calasanz and a couple other fortifications in Catalonia. Starting with 1236 or perhaps 1237, Ponc began minting denarii in his own name at Agramunt, as hereditary Count of Urgel, becoming the first exponent of the Cabrera clan to be recognized as Count of Urgel. His coinage is rather scarce and is seldom found in good condition, not to mention in almost uncirculated condition. Specs are: AR18mm, 0.7g, dinero vellon, minted at Agramunt, cca. 1236-1243. + PONCI ` ' COMES; bishop staff, flanked by reclining crosses and pellets. + VRGELLENSIS; Cross with pellets in each quarter. Balaguer 131.3; Crusafont VS-126. Ponc died in 1243 but the Cabrera clan ruled Urgel until 1314.