PUBLIC-3D5298: Portugese CU-alloy coin?

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-3D5298

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

A heavily worn and abraded copper-alloy probable dobler of Charles II of Spain, Majorca mint, 1665-1700.

The coin is roughly ovoid in shape with diameters of 15.97 across the arms of the cross and 13.55 top to bottom. It weighs 1.17g.

There is a similar example on this database - SUR-E8A41C.

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 1665
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.94 mm
Weight: 1.17 g
Diameter: 15.97 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th February 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: dobler - half sueldo
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of Spain
Type: Spain: copper dobler - 1/2 sueldo - 6 dineros of Charles II (Clemente and Cayon 7046-7052)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left?
Obverse inscription: CARO[LVS·II·REX]
Reverse description: Tall cross, base of upright to flan dividing legend, with 'II' in bottom right quarter, possible figure bottom left.
Reverse inscription: +[MAIORC]A/[RV]M.CATOL
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Blackwall and Cubitt Town (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3880
Four figure Latitude: 51.50209588
Four figure longitude: -0.01316245
1:25K map: TQ3880
1:10K map: TQ38SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: By eye on the foreshore
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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Audit data

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

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