SWYOR-67B7EE: Post Medieval Portuguese Coin; cruzado calvario of John III

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Unique ID: SWYOR-67B7EE

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A European Post medieval gold coin: a Portuguese cruzado calvario of John III, dating from AD 1521 - 1557, Lisbon mint. It is 23mm in diameter and 0.8mm thick. It weighs 3.51g.

Reference; Freidberg 29. Another coin of this type is recorded on the database: see record number SOM-5E5406. Compare also SF-100E91.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1521
Date to: Exactly AD 1557

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 3.51 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2018 - Friday 31st August 2018

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3224

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: A crowned coat of arms of Portugal.
Obverse inscription: + IOANES III PORT ALG
Reverse description: A Latin cross, rising from a sculpted base.
Reverse inscription: IN HOC SIG NO VINCES :
Initial mark: Cross pattee.
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Askham Richard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5446
Four figure Latitude: 53.90735299
Four figure longitude: -1.17952129
1:25K map: SE5446
1:10K map: SE54NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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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Audit data

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

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