LON-80CEC2: Post medieval coin: 8 maravedis of Phillip II

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Unique ID: LON-80CEC2

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A Spanish maravedis of Phillip III (1598-1621 AD), dating to 1619 AD. Possibly Cuenca mint (cf. Calico et al., 1982, 104; ref. 468). It has been countermarked on both sides; with a VIII on the obverse and a + within a pointed circular border on the reverse. It measures 24.4mm (length) x 21.2mm (width) x 2.3mm (thickness) and weighs 5.28g.

Countermarking was a common practise in the reign of Philip IV (1621-1665 AD).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1619

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.4 mm
Width: 21.2 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 5.28 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: Crowned shield of a castle.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Crowned shield with a lion, date 1619 to right.
Reverse inscription: ...SPAN...
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found eyes only on the Thames Foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Calico, F., Calico, X. and Trigo, J. 1982 Monedas espanolas desde Felipe II a Isabel II, Anos: 1556 a 1868 Barcelona Gabinete Numismatico Calico 104 468

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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