KENT-04020C: heavily worn copper-alloy coin

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-04020C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A heavily worn and cleaned copper-alloy Spanish coin of the 17th century, possibly a 6 Maravedis of Philip (Felipe) IV (1621-1655). Uncertain mint.

Measurements: 23.24mm in diameter and 3.1g in weight.

Discussion: Over the course of the 17th century the Maravedis and its multiples fluctuated extensively in quality, weight and value. Without a clear legend it can be difficult to exactly identify the denomination. That being said during parts of the reign of Philip IV the 6 Maravedis was around 3.5g which is the closest weight for this coin. The identification is however tentative. 

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 1621
Date to: Circa AD 1655

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 23.24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th August 2020

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 4 maravedis
Ruler/issuer: Phillip IV of Spain
Type: Spain: copper 4 maravedis of Phillip IV (Clemente and Cayon 5160-5179; 5225-5265; 5275-5293)
Obverse description: Crowned shield of Castile
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Crowned shield of Leon
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Thanet (District)
Parish or ward: Manston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3466
Four figure Latitude: 51.34488257
Four figure longitude: 1.35868259
1:25K map: TR3466
1:10K map: TR36NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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

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