SOM-5E5406: Post Medieval coin: Portuguese Cruzado Calvario

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Unique ID: SOM-5E5406

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Portuguese Post Medieval gold Cruzado Calvario of John III (Joao III) of Portugal, dating to AD 1521 to 1557. Minted at Lisbon. Freidberg 29.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1527
Date to: Exactly AD 1557

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.52 g
Diameter: 24.3 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt no. 19941

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cruzado calvário
Ruler/issuer: John III of Portugal
Type: gold coin the post-medieval Kings of Portugal
Obverse description: Crowned shield
Obverse inscription: IOANES.III.PORTVGALE
Reverse description: Long cross
Reverse inscription: IN:HOC:SIGNO:VINCES
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Mabyn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX0570
Four figure Latitude: 50.49726258
Four figure longitude: -4.75085422
1:25K map: SX0570
1:10K map: SX00NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Friedberg, R 1958 Gold Coins of the World: complete from 600 AD to 1958 Illinois Follett Publishing Company

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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