PUBLIC-AC9B07: A post-medieval copper-alloy 4 Maravedis coin of Philip III of Spain (1598-1621), dated 1618.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-AC9B07

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A post-medieval copper-alloy 4 Maravedis coin of Philip III of Spain (1598-1621), dated 1618. Initial mark: Aqueduct, mint of Segovia. This coin has been counter-stamped with a VI on on obverse, indicating it was re-valued as 6 Maravedis.

Obverse: Castle between aqueduct and value, within an inner circle. Counter-stamp of VI partially covers the castle. Legend: PH[ILIPPVS] III D G +

Reverse: Rampant lion left in circle. Legend: HISPA[NIARVM R[EX] 1618

Dimensions: diameter: 20.32mm; weight: 2.68g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1618
Date to: Circa AD 1618

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.68 g
Diameter: 20.32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th July 2017

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 4 maravedis
Ruler/issuer: Phillip III of Spain
Type: Spain: copper 4 maravedis of Phillip III (Clemente and Cayon 4269-4321)
Obverse description: Castle between aqueduct and value, within an inner circle. Counter-stamp of VI partially covers the castle.
Obverse inscription: PH[ILIPPVS] III D G +
Reverse description: Rampant lion left in circle.
Reverse inscription: HISPA[NIARVM R[EX] 1618
Initial mark: Aqueduct
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3480
Four figure Latitude: 51.50305749
Four figure longitude: -0.07075664
1:25K map: TQ3480
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector during controlled archaeological investigation
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching the River Thames foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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