PUBLIC-31630E: A post-medieval copper-alloy Soldo (6 Cagliaresi), of Philip III of Spain (AD1598-1621). Mint of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italian States under Spanish rule.

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A post-medieval copper-alloy Soldo (6 Cagliaresi), of Philip III of Spain (AD1598-1621). Local coinage of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italian States under Spanish rule.

Obverse: Bust facing left, with ruff around neck and plaited hair dropping back from top of head. Inner beaded circle. Legend: +[... PHS · R · ARA· ......]

Reverse: Large cross with trifoliate terminals. Four-leafed clover in each quadrant. Inner beaded circle. Legend: [+ IN ....]NI . EIV[S · IN · D ·  CONFV]

Several different variations of this coin can be found in Corpus Nummorum Italicorum, Vol. II (p.453), with no.4 being the most similar to this example. The lack of complete legends recorded in the reference, as well as the wear on the coin itself, means that it is impossible to say for sure that this example is the same as no.4. Corpus Nummorum Italicorum, Vol. II (p.548), plate XLIII no.6 shows an example of this coin. 

Dimensions: diameter: 22.57mm; weight: 3.61g

Reference: Corpus Nummorum Italicorum, 1991, Vol. II Piemonte - Sardegna.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1598
Date to: Circa AD 1621

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.61 g
Diameter: 22.57 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th April 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Phillip III of Spain
Obverse description: Bust facing left, with ruff around neck and plaited hair dropping back from top of head. Inner beaded circle.
Obverse inscription: +[... PHS · R· ARA· ......]
Reverse inscription: [+ IN ....]NI . EIV[S· IN · D · CONFV]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3480
Four figure Latitude: 51.50305749
Four figure longitude: -0.07075664
1:25K map: TQ3480
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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