SF-106EAE: Post-Medieval coin: Portuguese gold half escudo of John V

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Unique ID: SF-106EAE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Portuguese gold half escudo or 800 Reis of John (Joao) V (1706-1750), dated to 1734. 'M' under bust, indicating this coin was minted in the colonial Brazillian mints of Rio, Bahia or Minas Gerais.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1734
Date to: Exactly AD 1734

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.76 g
Diameter: 17.06 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 25th June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: John V of Portugal
Type: gold coin the post-medieval Kings of Portugal
Obverse description: Laureate bust right, with mintmark 'M' over date '1733' below
Obverse inscription: IOANNES. V. D. G. PORT. ET. ALG. REX
Reverse description: Crowned arms in cartouche
Reverse inscription: None
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Thelnetham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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