IOW-AC08E3: Post-Medieval Coin: I-real of Felipe IV or Carlos II of Spain

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-AC08E3

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and worn post-Medieval silver I-real piece of Felipe IV (1621-1665)/Carlos II (1665-1700) of Spain, dated 1666 or 1676 on coin and minted at Potosi, Bolivia. Assayer E = Antonio Ergueta, active 1653-1678.

Obverse: [ ]; Cross potent with lions alternating with castles in the quarters, flanked by mint and assayer initials: P [ ]

Reverse: [ ]; Two crowned pillars rising from waves, with large crown above. Inscription in three lines across field: P/I (pellet above) /E LV/SVL/T[ ] [ ]/6[ ]/[ ]

Length: 20.9; width: 20.2mm. Weight: 1.99g. DA=12:12.

Notes:

The prominent pellet above the denomination '1' - top centre - came in from 1657.

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: Exactly AD 1666
Date to: Exactly AD 1676

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.9 mm
Width: 20.2 mm
Weight: 1.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th September 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-254

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Phillip IV of Spain
Obverse description: Cross potent with lions alternating with castles in the quarters, flanked by mint and assayer initials: P [ ]
Obverse inscription: [ ]
Reverse description: Two crowned pillars rising from waves, with large crown above. inscription in three lines across field: P/I (pellet above) /E LV/SVL/T[ ] [ ]/6[ ]/[ ]
Reverse inscription: [ ]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Updated: 5 years ago

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