IOW-B8C381: IOW-B8C381 Post-Medieval Coin: 8-real Piece (possibly a replica)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-B8C381

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete ?silver 8-real piece dated 1676 on coin with a Potosi, Bolivia mintmark and assayer: Antonio de Ergueta.

Obverse: CAROLVS.I.D.G.HISPANIARVM; Cross potent with a lion and castle in alternate quarters, P at left, E at right and 67 (date) below

Reverse: POTOSI.ANO.1676.EL.PERV.; Pillars, 8 above centre, 'PLV/SV/TRA' at centre, date below, amid waves, mintmark P at up left and down right corner, and assayer E at up right and left down corner

Diameter: 39.4mm. Weight: 17.22g. DA=12:12.

A silver 8-real piece should weigh about 27.0g. Due to its weight and 'soft' appearance, it is possible that the coin is a replica.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1667
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 17.22 g
Diameter: 39.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008 - Wednesday 31st December 2008

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2013-12-1

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 8 reales
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of Spain
Type: Spain: silver 8 reales of Charles II (Clemente and Cayon 7531-7718)
Obverse description: Cross potent with a lion and castle in alternate quarters, P at left, E at right and 67 (date) below
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS.I.D.G.HISPANIARVM
Reverse description: Pillars, 8 above centre, ‘PLV/SV/TRA’ at centre, date below, amid waves, mintmark P at up left and down right corner, and assayer E at up right and left down corner
Reverse inscription: POTOSI.ANO.1676.EL.PERV
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Casual find in sand within the inter-tidal zone
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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