LVPL-9DA9F4: Medieval coin: Portugeuse silver chinfrão (half-real) of Alfonso V of Portugal

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-9DA9F4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete medieval Portugeuse silver chinfrão (half-real) of Alfonso V of Portugal dating to 1438 to 1481. Less than one half of the coin survives.
Obverse: Letter A crowned, with pellet within a circle to either side and letter D below. Legend: [ALFOИQ :] QIИTIS [: REGIS]
Reverse: Arms of Portugal: Five shields, four arranged centrifugally around a central one, each containing five pellets. Legend: [...] DИO [...]

Barrie Cook (Curator of Medieval and Early Modern Coinage at the British Museum) comments on Treasure case 2010 T84 (DUR-F70208) that these coins may have been used as an eviqualent to the English halfgroat.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.32 mm
Width: 12.05 mm
Weight: 0.67 g

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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
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Type: Silver half real or chinfrão
Obverse description: Letter A crowned, with pellet within a circle to either side and letter D below
Obverse inscription: [ALFOИQ :] QIИTIS [: REGIS]
Reverse description: Arms of Portugal: Five shields, four arranged centrifugally around a central one, each containing five pellets
Reverse inscription: [...] DИO [...]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Tushingham cum Grindley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5246
Four figure Latitude: 53.00914586
Four figure longitude: -2.7168241
1:25K map: SJ5246
1:10K map: SJ54NW
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: LVPL
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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