BUC-7A2B13: Medieval coin: chinfrao of Alphonso V of Portugal

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Unique ID: BUC-7A2B13

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

A chinfrao of Alphonso V of Portugal 1438-81. Obverse has a central crown with crossed sceptres. Reverse has a central shield with four more around it. Lettering not decipherable.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1438
Date to: Circa AD 1481

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.08 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 7th October 2015

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Chinfrão
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: A crown of a chinfrao of Alphonso V of Portugal
Reverse description: A central shield with four shields around it.
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Hanslope

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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