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PUBLIC-758022: PUBLIC-758022: Portuguese 1000 reis 1720

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-758022

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A slightly worn post-medieval gold coin of John V (Joannes V) of Portugal (1706-50), 1000 reis (KM#182). The coin is dated 1720 and was struck at Lisbon. Wt: 2.34g.

Ref: for KM# see Krause and Mishler 1993, 825.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1720
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.34 g
Diameter: 18.41 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd November 2014

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 1000 reis
Ruler/issuer: John V of Portugal
Type: gold coin the post-medieval Kings of Portugal
Obverse description: Shield depicting coat of arms, surmounted by a crown. 1000 (to left of shield)
Obverse inscription: IOANNES.V.DG.P.ETALG.REX
Reverse description: Portugese voided cross with flowers in corners
Reverse inscription: IN.HOC.SIGNO.VINCES.1720
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Nr Heydon

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Krause, C.L. and Mishler, C. 1993 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800 Iola Krause Publications

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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