DEV-7CF805: Postmedieval coin: copy of an eight reale of Ferdinand VI

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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-7CF805

Object type certainty: Certain
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A postmedieval lead alloy (possibly pewter) copy of a coin. The coin is a copy of a silver eight reale of Ferdinand VI of Spain (1746 - 1759). The item appears to have been cast rather than struck and is very worn. The last digit of the date is worn, so the coin can be dated to AD 1750, 1756 or 1759.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1750
Date to: Exactly AD 1759

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 41 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th October 2013

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 8 reales
Ruler/issuer: Ferdinand VI of Spain
Type: Spain: silver 8 reales of Ferdinand VI (Clemente and Cayon 10542-10648)
Obverse description: Arms of Castile and Leon with Granada in base and inescutcheon of Anjou
Obverse inscription: F[ERD ND VI DG HISPAN ET] IND RX
Reverse description: Two hemispheres of the world map, crowned, between the pillars of HercuLES
Reverse inscription: VTR[AQVE VNVN M] 175[...]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Otterton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0884
Four figure Latitude: 50.64839446
Four figure longitude: -3.30264451
1:25K map: SY0884
1:10K map: SY04NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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