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IOW-49FDC6: Post-Medieval Coin: Real of Joanna and Charles of Spain

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-49FDC6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete post-Medieval silver 1-real piece in the names of Joanna and Carolus of Spain (1506-1544). Minted at Mexico. Assayer: Luis Rodríguez (1548-67). Initial mark: cross potent.

Obverse: KAROLVS ET JOHANNA REGIS (annulet stops); Shield of Léon and Castille with M with little ring to left side and L to right

Reverse: HYSPANIARVM ET INDIARVM (annulet stops); Pillars of Hercules with waves below, inscription PL/VS/VI across centre (single pellet above VS)

Diameter: 22.8mm. Weight: 3.14g. DA=12:12.

(Calico, Calico, Trigo 1988) is Juana y Carlos, no 167.

Notes:

'It appears that at Mexico the coins continued to bear the names of Carlos and Johanna for some time after the accession of Philip II (1556). The single pellet above VS on the reverse appears to indicate the denomination, because 2-real pieces have two pellets and 4-reals have '4' there' (Pers. comm. Edward Besly, 2/9/2015).

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1548
Date to: Exactly AD 1567

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.14 g
Diameter: 22.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th August 2015 - Sunday 16th August 2015

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-2-350

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: real
Ruler/issuer: Joanna and Charles of Spain
Type: Spain: Silver real of and in the name of Joanna and Charles (Clemente and Cayon 3033-3067)
Obverse description: Shield of Léon and Castille with M with little ring to left side and L to right
Obverse inscription: KAROLVS ET JOHANNA REGIS (annulet stops)
Reverse description: Pillars of Hercules with waves below, inscription PL/VS/VI across centre (single pellet above VS)
Reverse inscription: HYSPANIARVM ET INDIARVM (annulet stops)
Initial mark: Cross potent
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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