BH-C5E1A1: Post-medieval coin: vintém (20 reis) of Sebastian I of Portugal

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-C5E1A1

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

A silver vintém (20 reis) of Sebastian I of Portugal, dating to the period 1557-1578.

Diameter: 17.8mm; thickness: 1.2mm. Weight: 1.58g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1557
Date to: Exactly AD 1578

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.58 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th October 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 15/161 - 2

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Real or vintém
Ruler/issuer: Sebastian I of Portugal
Type: silver coin the post-medieval Kings of Portugal
Obverse description: Crowned shield.
Obverse inscription: SEBASTIANVS [I REX]
Reverse description: Crowned 'S'.
Reverse inscription: PORTV[G] ET ALGARB
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: 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: Heydon

Spatial coordinates


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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Audit data

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

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