ESS-CEE334: A Post Medieval Spanish 1 real of Ferdinand VI (AD1746-1759), dating AD 1748

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-CEE334

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval Spanish 1 real of Ferdinand VI (AD1746-1759), dating AD 1748. The coin has been severely damaged so that not much remains. A crowned Spanish shield is visible on the obverse with the letter I to the left, with rosettes above and below. The inscription is illegible but would have read FRD·VI·D·G·HISP·ET IND·R. The reverse depicts crowned globes flanked by crowned and bannered pillars with royal crowns, over water. The inscription again is illegible but would have read VTRA/QUE VNUM (both into one), possibly with a G to the right of the date 1748. The G would indicate it was minted in Guatemala. Cayon no. 10263; Callico no, 527.

Dimensions: diameter: 19.37 mm; weight: 3.18g

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 1748
Date to: Exactly AD 1748

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.18 g
Diameter: 19.37 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: real
Ruler/issuer: Ferdinand VI of Spain
Type: Spain: silver real of Ferdinand VI (Clemente and Cayon 10251-10366)
Obverse description: A crowned Spanish shield with the letter I to the left, with rosettes above and below.
Obverse inscription: [FRD·VI·D·G·HISP·ET IND·R]
Reverse description: Crowned globes flanked by crowned and bannered pillars with royal crowns, over water.
Reverse inscription: [VTRA QUE VNUM]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
District: Thurrock (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: East Tilbury (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6879
Four figure Latitude: 51.48499965
Four figure longitude: 0.41820874
1:25K map: TQ6879
1:10K map: TQ67NE
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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