DEV-F53C09: Post-Medieval coin: Portuguese Silver Tostao of Johanes IV

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Unique ID: DEV-F53C09

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

A Portuguese silver Tostao of John IV (AD 1640-1656), dating to AD 1642. Probably Lisbon mint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1642
Date to: Exactly AD 1642

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.41 g
Diameter: 25.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th September 2017 - Sunday 17th September 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019849

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tostão
Ruler/issuer: John IV of Portugal
Type: silver coin the post-medieval Kings of Portugal
Obverse description: Crowned shield of Portugal flanked by cross and possible Fleur-de-lis
Obverse inscription: [IOHA]NES IIII D G REX PORT[V]
Reverse description: Voided short cross potent, fleur-de-lis in top quarters, in bottom 16/42
Reverse inscription: IN[...]VINCE
Initial mark: Quatrefoil
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
Parish or ward: Sparkwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX5458
Four figure Latitude: 50.40369021
Four figure longitude: -4.05582782
1:25K map: SX5458
1:10K map: SX58SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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