LIN-899C79: Post-Medieval Coin : Escudo of Joanna of Castile and Aragon (Joan the Mad), and Charles V (Charles I of Spain)

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Unique ID: LIN-899C79

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold Spanish 1 escudo - double principat - double ducado of Joanna, Queen of Castile and Aragon and Charles V (Charles I of Spain) (1506-44); mint: Segovia; Assayer: Antonio del Sello (indicated by the modern 'A').

I am grateful to Andrew Fearon for the identification of the coin and for the following information: the mint at Segovia issued the one escudo coin in 1548 and continued to 1566 (1), and struck coins in the names of Juana and Carlos between 1543 and 1555 (2). The moneyer, Antonio del Sello, was the assayer in Segovia from 1543 to around 1550 (3).


(1)Las Acuñaciones de Moneda en Segovia, desde 30AC hasta 1869, Glen Murray, pub Amigos de la Casa de la Moneda de Segovia, Segovia 2009, page 20

(2)Ensayadores, las Emisiones monetarias hispánicas Siglos XV- XX1, Josep Pellicer i Bru, pub. Asociación Numismática Española, Barcelona 2010

(3)Pellicer, op. cit, , page 299

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1543
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.39 g
Diameter: 24.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2014

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: escudo-double principat-double ducado
Ruler/issuer: Joanna and Charles of Spain
Type: Spain: Gold escudo - double principat - double ducado of Joanna and Charles (Clemente and Cayon 3135-3163)
Obverse description: Arms of Castile, cross pattée to left, A to right.
Obverse inscription: IOANA : ET : KAROLVS
Reverse description: Cross pattée within a four-arched tressure; fleur on each cusp; an annulet in each outer angle
Reverse inscription: HISPANIARVM : REGES : SICIL
Initial mark: Castle (reverse only)
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Goxhill

Spatial coordinates

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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