LANCUM-64C8B8:

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-64C8B8

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete, slightly chipped, clipped, and cracked, medieval silver hammered chinfrão, or half reale grosso, of King Afonso V of Portugal (AD 1438-1481). Uncertain mint. 

Obverse: Crowned letter 'A' with an initial beneath it, possibly an 'L'. Pellets either side. 

Obverse inscription: Possibly 'ALFONSVS QVINTI REGIS:P' or similar.

Reverse: Within a circle the Portgugese coat of arms, the quinas: five eschutcheons crosswise the dexter and sinister ones pointing to the centre, each semée of plates. So, five shields in the shape of a cross, the left and right ones pointing towards the centre shield forming a cross. Each shield bears five annulets. 

Reverse inscription: Possibly 'ADIVTORVM NOSTRVM: IN:N' or similar.

It measures 20.34mm in diameter, 0.68mm in thickness, and weighs 1.12g. Die axis: 11 o'clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1438
Date to: Circa AD 1481

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.68 mm
Weight: 1.12 g
Diameter: 20.34 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Chinfrão
Ruler/issuer: Afonso V of Portugal
Type: Silver half real or chinfrão
Obverse description: Crowned letter 'A' with an initial beneath it, possibly an 'L'. Pellets either side.
Obverse inscription: Possibly 'ALFONSVS QVINTI REGIS:P' or similar.
Reverse description: Within a circle the Portgugese coat of arms, the quinas: five eschutcheons crosswise the dexter and sinister ones pointing to the centre, each semée of plates. So, five shields in the shape of a cross, the left and right ones pointing towards the centre shield forming a cross. Each shield bears five annulets.
Reverse inscription: Possibly 'ADIVTORVM NOSTRVM: IN:N' or similar.
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
To be known as: Near Warton

Spatial coordinates


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

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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