DEV-6CBEC6: Post-Medieval coin: Portuguese Silver Tostao of Phillipe II

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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-6CBEC6

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

A highly abraded and clipped Post-Medieval silver Portuguese Tostao, possibly of Phillipe II (AD 1598-1621), but probably dating to c. AD 1598-1650. Uncertain mint.

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 1598
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.99 g
Diameter: 31.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015 - Thursday 31st December 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019901

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tostão
Ruler/issuer: Phillip II of Portugal (III of Spain)
Type: silver coin the post-medieval Kings of Portugal
Obverse description: Crowned shield of portugal, flanked with L to left.
Obverse inscription: [...](L)[...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross pattee with cinquefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...] H[...]
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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: Stokenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX8242
Four figure Latitude: 50.2661537
Four figure longitude: -3.65700316
1:25K map: SX8242
1:10K map: SX82SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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