PUBLIC-2F5571: A Post Medieval copper-alloy Ardite of Philip IV of Spain (AD1621-1665) from Barcelona, dated AD1653.

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-2F5571

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A Post Medieval copper-alloy Ardite of Philip IV of Spain (AD1621-1665) from Barcelona, dated AD1653. The obverse depicts a left-facing bust with the letter A to the left and letter R to the right. The reverse side depicts a quartered diamond arms within an inner circle, with legend BARCINO CIVI 1653 surrounding. The coin has been struck slightly off centre on both sides.

Dimensions: diameter: 17.11mm; weight: 1.21g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1653
Date to: Circa AD 1653

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.21 g
Diameter: 17.11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th July 2015

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: ardite
Ruler/issuer: Phillip IV of Spain
Type: Spain: copper ardite of Phillip IV (Clemente and Cayon 5073-5088)
Obverse description: Left-facing bust with the letter A to the left and letter R to the right
Obverse inscription: No legend
Reverse description: Quartered diamond arms within an inner circle
Reverse inscription: BARCINO CIVI 1653
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Surrey Docks (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3680
Four figure Latitude: 51.50258022
Four figure longitude: -0.04195915
1:25K map: TQ3680
1:10K map: TQ38SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching the River Thames foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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