LANCUM-8DFC42: Spanish gold 1-Escudo coin; heavily clipped

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-8DFC42

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An incomplete and very heavily clipped post-medieval gold 1-Escudo coin of Queen Joanna of Castile (AD 1504-1555) and Aragon (AD 1516-1555)—known historically as Queen Joanna the Mad—and King Charles I of Spain (AD 1516-1556), eventually Emperor Charles V, king of Germany and Italy (AD 1519-1556). The coin would have been minted between AD 1516-1556; however, because of the clipping no mint mark remains. 

Obverse: The central Cross of Jerusalem remains, with some elements of the quatrefoil with inverted leaf terminals visible.

Reverse: A fragmented portion of the Crowned Spanish coat of arms can be made out.

It measures 14.86mm in diameter, 1.67mm in thickness, and weighs 3.37g. 

Only four other Spanish gold 1-Escudo coins from this period have been recorded on the PAS database, namely: LIN-899C79; IOW-1A4E1E; IOW-14E016KENT-5E0C7C.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

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 1516
Date to: Circa AD 1556

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.67 mm
Weight: 3.37 g
Diameter: 14.86 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: escudo-double principat-double ducado
Ruler/issuer: Joanna and Charles of Spain
Type: Spain: Gold escudo - double principat - double ducado of Joanna and Charles (Clemente and Cayon 3135-3163)
Obverse description: The central Cross of Jerusalem remains, with some elements of the quatrefoil with inverted leaf terminals.
Reverse description: A fragmented portion of the Crowned Spanish arms can be made out.
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Near Crosscanonby

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Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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