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BERK-8B5146: Doublestruck silver Portuguese coin of possibly Alfonso V

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-8B5146

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver clipped half real (aka Chinfrao) of Alfonso V of Portugal (1438-81). The coin was doublestruck. Mint: Lisbon. Obv: a cross of five shields. ALFONSVS [QVINTIR]EGIS:P (i.e. Alfonso V, King of Portugal. Rev: crowned A, L beneath A. ADI[VTORVM] NOSTRVM:IN:N (reverse N).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1432
Date to: Circa AD 1481

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009 - Thursday 31st December 2009

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ashmolean Museum ID service 1/9-14

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half real
Ruler/issuer: Afonso V of Portugal
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Type: Silver half real or chinfrão
Obverse description: A cross of five shields
Obverse inscription: ALFONSVS[QVINTIR]EGIS:P (i.e. Alfonso V, King of Portugal)
Reverse description: Crowned A, L beneath A
Reverse inscription: ADI[VTORVM] NOSTRVM:IN:N (reverse N)
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Culham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5195
Four figure Latitude: 51.651487
Four figure longitude: -1.264233
1:25K map: SU5195
1:10K map: SU59NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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