LVPL-E72F06: Silver 8 real of Philip II of Spain dating to 1556-98

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-E72F06

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver 8 real of Philip II of Spain dating to 1556-98. The flan is irregular in shape and is fairly thick. Due to the irregularity of the flan shape most of the legend is missing. In the mid-16th century major silver deposits were found in South America, in 'Peru'. This relates to an area much larger than modern day Peru. Coins minted from here were called 'cobs' (cabo)- rather than producing a nice flan onto which the image was struck, cobs were simply a bar of silver cut into appropriate weights (2, 4, 8 reals) and they are obviously of odd, irregular shapes. This coin was most likley minted in Peru due to it's irregular shape.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1556
Date to: AD 1598

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 24.5 g
Diameter: 36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Shield with a pointed lower half and different image in each quarter-
Obverse inscription: Illegible/missing
Reverse description: Scallop shape with images inside- possibly a lion and a castle. The scallop is split into 4 by a cross.
Reverse inscription: Missing
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

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: Dutton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6077
Four figure Latitude: 53.288447
Four figure longitude: -2.601485
1:25K map: SJ6077
1:10K map: SJ67NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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