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BH-F1C544: Post-medieval coin: 5 reis of Sebastian I of Portugal

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-F1C544

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper-alloy 5 reis coin of Sebastian I of Portugal, 1557-1578. The coin's surfaces are very worn and corroded. It measures 30.1mm in diameter, 1.5mm thick and weighs 7.27g.

Class: 5 reis

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1557
Date to: AD 1578

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 7.27 g
Diameter: 30.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th March 2009

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 09/57 - 12

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Shield of Portugal.
Obverse inscription: SEBASTI[.....
Reverse description: [V]
Reverse inscription: Unclear.
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Watlington

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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