DENO-EF58A6: Clipped post medieval foreign coin

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Unique ID: DENO-EF58A6

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A medieval copper alloy foreign coin. Probably a silver chinfrão or half real grosso of Alfonso V (1438-1481) of Portugal. The coin has been clipped. Diameter 18.5


This find was recorded at a rally and was entered on the database from the basic details recorded that day. The description was derived from the photograph not the find itself.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Wilde
Identified by: Ms Mary Wilde

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Islip Rally 238

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half real
Ruler/issuer: Afonso V of Portugal
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Category: Non English coin
Type: Silver half real or chinfrão
Obverse description: Crowned letter A between two annulets, and mint mark L beneath.
Reverse description: The reverse has five shields each containing five pellets.
Reverse inscription: ADIVTO[...]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
To be known as: Islip

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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