ESS-220166: A Post Medieval copper alloy Portuguese five reis, dating to the early 17th century.

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-220166

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A Post Medieval copper alloy Portuguese five reis, dating to the early 17th century. The inscription on the obverse is so worn it is difficult to determine the ruler. Mint unknown.

Dimensions: diameter: 30.71 mm; thickness: 2.40 mm; weight: 11.06g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 11.06 g
Diameter: 30.71 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 5 reis
Obverse description: Shield of Portugal surmounted by a crown.
Obverse inscription: Illegible.
Reverse description: V with three annulets surrounding.
Reverse inscription: [PO]RTVGA[L]
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Saffron Walden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5339
Four figure Latitude: 52.02831361
Four figure longitude: 0.22874467
1:25K map: TL5339
1:10K map: TL53NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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