CORN-AD3A03: 2 reales of Philip IV (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-AD3A03

Object type certainty: Certain
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Clipped fragment of a silver 2 reales of Philip IV (1621-1665) of Spain, with a pellet above a letter 'M' to the left of the shield on the obverse and an internal cross pattee within the tressure of arches on the reverse, which suggests a Mexican mint like an example illustrated in Cayon (2005) on page 659, No.80.

Evidence of reuse: clipped to re-use silver

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1621
Date to: Circa AD 1665
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 6.66 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th August 2012 - Wednesday 15th August 2012

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 2 reales - 5 sueldos
Ruler/issuer: Phillip IV of Spain
Type: Spain: silver 2 reales - 5 sueldos of Phillip IV (Clemente and Cayon 5825-5984)
Obverse description: part of Spanish coat of arms in square shield with alternating lion rampant and castle in top left quarter and pellet above letter M to left
Obverse inscription: missing
Reverse inscription: missing
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Sennen (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW3725
Four figure Latitude: 50.066824
Four figure longitude: -5.676521
1:25K map: SW3725
1:10K map: SW35NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Cayon, A.C. and J. Clemente 2005 Las Monedas Espanolas Madrid Cayon-Jano S.L. 659, No.80

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Audit data

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

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