LON-DB0E8F: A complete post medieval copper alloy eight maravedis 'cob' coin of Philip IV (AD 1621-1665).

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COIN

Unique ID: LON-DB0E8F

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A complete post medieval copper alloy eight maravedis 'cob' coin of Philip IV (AD 1621-1665). The coin is a crude sub-rectangular shape. The obverse has a rampant lion facing left within a shield with a crown above. The reverse has a castle within a shield. The value of the coin VIII to the left of the shield.

These are often called 'cob' coins after the Spanish word for copper which is 'cobre': they were crudely made in Spain initially and later in the Americas for use in the Spanish colonies. The flans are usually, as on this example, an irregular shape, slightly squared off in places, and in this case split around the edges.

Other 'cob' coins on the database are LON-4589C3, ESS-B86936, LANCUM-2AE7C4, IOW-DC2625, SF-FCAFFB, NMGW-669D7B and SUR-4E17B8.

Dimensions: diameter: 22.67mm; weight: 6.52g.

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 1621
Date to: Circa AD 1665

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.91 mm
Width: 22.67 mm
Weight: 6.52 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: 8 maravedis
Ruler/issuer: Phillip IV of Spain
Obverse description: A rampant lion facing left within a shield with a crown above, VII to left of shield.
Reverse description: A castle within a shield.
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Rotherhithe (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3579
Four figure Latitude: 51.49383345
Four figure longitude: -0.05674007
1:25K map: TQ3579
1:10K map: TQ37NE
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: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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