FAKL-BB8515: Medieval coin of Alphonso of Portugal

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COIN

Unique ID: FAKL-BB8515

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval silver coin, a chinfrã,of Afonso V of Portugal, (1438-81), Lisbon mint, struck 1472-1484, cf NMGW-F18460, Mec 6, 1005. Clipped. Diameter 18.9mm, Mass 0.97g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1472
Date to: Circa AD 1484

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.97 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Birm 571

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Chinfrão
Ruler/issuer: Afonso V of Portugal
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Type: Silver half real or chinfrão
Obverse description: Crowned letter A with L below, surrounded by four pellets set in annulets.
Reverse description: Five small shields arranged in cross, each containing five pellets.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Eccleshall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8527
Four figure Latitude: 52.84029941
Four figure longitude: -2.22412774
1:25K map: SJ8527
1:10K map: SJ82NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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