LON-5E7A5A: A Post Medieval Spanish colonial copper alloy Cob coin.

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COIN

Unique ID: LON-5E7A5A

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A Post Medieval Spanish colonial copper alloy Cob coin. The cob is a 4 Maravedis of Phillip III (AD 1598-1621) dated AD 1601. The cob has been re-valued as 6 Maravedis with a counter stamped on the obverse 'VI' and counter stamped on the reverse with 'IIII' and a crown.

Obverse: PHILIPPVS·[III·D·G·OMN]IVM+ A three turreted castle. Counter stamp VI

Reverse: HISPAN[·REGNORVM·REX·]1601· A lion rampant. Counter stamp IIII and crown

Dimensions: diameter: 20.80mm; weight: 3.90g

A similar cob coin on the database is PUBLIC-AC9B07.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1601
Date to: Exactly AD 1601

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.9 g
Diameter: 20.8 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Phillip III of Spain
Obverse description: A three turreted castle. Counter stamp VI
Obverse inscription: PHILIPPVS·[III·D·G·OMN]IVM+
Reverse description: A lion rampant. Counter stamp IIII and crown
Reverse inscription: HISPAN[·REGNORVM·REX·]1601·
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Greenwich (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Greenwich West (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3777
Four figure Latitude: 51.47538047
Four figure longitude: -0.02872387
1:25K map: TQ3777
1:10K map: TQ37NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water

References cited

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Audit data

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

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