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Unique ID: LANCUM-C86881

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Complete, Post-Medieval, silver 2 Reales coin of King Philip V of Spain (AD 1700-1724, 1724-1746), dated to 1721 on the coin's reverse. Crowned M mint mark (Madrid).

The obverse features a crowned squared shield containing the royal arms of Spain. On the left side there is an R for Reale. Below this there is a crowned letter M mint mark, for Madrid. The right side has a Roman numeral II, denoting the denomination of 2 Reales. Below this is the assayer's initial of 'A'. 

Obverse inscription: ·PHILIPVS·V·D·G·

The reverse features a lobed octagon with the arms of castles and lions quartered by a cross. The inscription runs around the bottom of the coin, with the date, 1721 above. 

Reverse inscription: HISPANIARVM·REX·

It measures 27.94mm in diameter, 1.23mm in thickness and weighs 4.82g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1721
Date to: Exactly AD 1721

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.23 mm
Weight: 4.82 g
Diameter: 27.94 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 2 reales
Ruler/issuer: Phillip V of Spain
Type: Spain: silver 2 reales of Phillip V (Clemente and Cayon 8603-8929)
Obverse description: Crowned shield, R over crowned M to left, II over A to right.
Obverse inscription: ·PHILIPVS·V·D·G·
Reverse description: Arms within octagon, date of 1721 above
Reverse inscription: HISPANIARVM·REX·
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Over Kellet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5269
Four figure Latitude: 54.11461937
Four figure longitude: -2.73576816
1:25K map: SD5269
1:10K map: SD56NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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