WMID-500870: Post Medieval Coin: Two Reales of Charles VI Holy Roman Emperor as Charles III King of Spain

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Unique ID: WMID-500870

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A complete, Post Medieval, Silver, 2 Reales of Charles VI Holy Roman Emperor as Charles III King of Spain (AD 1700 - AD 1711). Obverse depicts single arched crowned Royal Shield with R II at the sides, the R and II have pellets at the top and bottom. Reverse depicts CAROLVS mongram in field with III below, there is a quatrefoil either side of crown. Coin is dated on the reverse to 1711. Mint: Probably Barcelona.

Diameter: 26.5 mm
Thickness: 1.0 mm
Weight: 4.6 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1711
Date to: Exactly AD 1711

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 4.6 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th March 2016 - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 2 reales
Ruler/issuer: Charles III, Archduke of Austria
Type: Spain: silver 2 reales of Charles III, Archduke of Austria (Clemente and Cayon 7977-7986)
Obverse description: Crowned Royal shield with R II at the side, the R and II have a pellet above and below. Quatrefoil stops in legend.
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS D G
Reverse description: Crowned CAROLVS monogram with III below. Quatrefoil either side of crown, pellets either side of the monogram. Quatrefoil and pellet stops.
Reverse inscription: HISPANIARVM REX 1711
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Wigginton and Hopwas (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1704
Four figure Latitude: 52.6334888
Four figure longitude: -1.75024963
1:25K map: SK1704
1:10K map: SK10SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out detecting

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