SF-100E91: Post-Medieval coin: Portugese Cruzado of Joao III

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Unique ID: SF-100E91

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold Portugese Cruzado of Joao III, c.1521-1557 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1521
Date to: Circa AD 1557

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.46 g
Diameter: 23.84 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st December 2014

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cruzado
Ruler/issuer: John III of Portugal
Type: gold coin the post-medieval Kings of Portugal
Obverse description: Crowned shield of Portugal, the letters R I to either side, within an inner circle
Obverse inscription: IOANES III R PORTUGAL (trefoil stops)
Reverse description: Short cross, three pellets at top of the cross, all within an inner circle
Reverse inscription: IN HOC SIGNO VINCEES (trefoil stops)
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Thorndon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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