HAMP-A9C9FD: Late medieval coin : 1-real piece of Ferdinand V and Isabella I of Spain

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Unique ID: HAMP-A9C9FD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A late medieval to early post-medieval silver 1-real piece of Ferdinand V and Isabella I of Spain (AD 1474-1504), mint of Seville.


Similar coins on the database are WILT-8D37C4, ESS-B9DB11, IOW-25EE66 and LON-F50C15. Of the latter the author writes 'Edward Besly of the National Museum and Gallery of Wales writes,"As far as I understand, they are very difficult to date because production continued long after their deaths (1516 [F] and 1504 [I]) towards the middle of the sixteenth century. They were made legal tender under Philip and Mary (1554-8) but Elizabeth promptly banned them. However, they continued to be used well into the seventeenth century and very worn ones occasionally turn up in Civil War hoards" '.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1474
Date to: Circa AD 1504

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.28 g
Diameter: 26.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th August 2017 - Saturday 19th August 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 708

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Real
Ruler/issuer: Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain
Obverse description: Isabella of Castille's arms - quartered arms of a Castille (a castle) and Leon (a lion), quartered with Aragon's arms (stripes of gold & red) and Sicily (quartered on the diagonal arms of Aragon with the Sicilian black eagle). At the base of the shield is a pomegranate of Granada.
Obverse inscription: FERDI[NAN]DV[S ET ELI]SAB: (with double-annulet stop)
Reverse description: King's device (a yoke) with Queens device (a sheaf of seven arrows). S to one side, two stars to the other.
Reverse inscription: [...]REGI[...]STELE[...]ON.ARAGO[...] (with annulet stop)
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Alderholt

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
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