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LEIC-56204B: Joseph I of Potugal 5 Reis

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Unique ID: LEIC-56204B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Post-Medieval copper-alloy five reis coin of Joseph I of Portugal (AD 1750 - 1777), dated 1757.
Diameter: 28.93 mm
Weight: 5.1 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1757
Date to: Circa AD 1757

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.1 g
Diameter: 28.93 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th September 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: RCM 0620

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 5 reis
Obverse description: Arms of Portugal
Obverse inscription: JOSEPHUS I SEI GRATIA
Reverse description: V and 1752 surrounded by a wreath
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Runcton Holme (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF6208
Four figure Latitude: 52.64554892
Four figure longitude: 0.39304869
1:25K map: TF6208
1:10K map: TF60NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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