DUR-7379F5: Spanish Eight Reales

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Unique ID: DUR-7379F5

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A Spanish colonial silver eight reales or 'piece of 8' dating to between 1651 and 1773. The obverse depicts a simple shield with lions and the reverse is decorated with castles in four quadrants. This design indicates that the coin is from Bogota, Cartagena or the one transitional coins from Potosi. More information on Spanish colonial coinage is available from www.newworldtreasures.com.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1651
Date to: Circa AD 1773

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.51 mm
Weight: 9 g
Diameter: 29.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Sunday 5th February 2012

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: Shield with lions
Reverse description: Castles in four quadrants
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Brompton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9581
Four figure Latitude: 54.215933
Four figure longitude: -0.544657
1:25K map: SE9581
1:10K map: SE98SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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