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Unique ID: SUR-798961

Object type certainty: Certain
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A damaged and incomplete post medieval Spanish silver one real piece named to Charles I and Johanna (1506-1544), issued by Philip II in Mexico and dating to 1542-1572. Initial mark: cross potent.

Obverse: CAROLVS ET [IOHANA REGE]S, shield of Léon and Castille with an 'M' with an annulet above to the left side and letter L to the right for the assayer Luis Rodríguez (1548-67).

Reverse: HISPANIARVM ET INDIARVM, with a design representing the discovery and journey to the new world (two crowned pillars on waves representing the Pillars of Hercules on the Straits of Gibraltar, between which is written PLVS [VLTR] (more beyond)). Above is a pellet identifying the coin as one real.


Philip II ascended to the throne in 1556 but coins continued to be minted in the names of Carlos and Johanna until new dies were sent to Mexico in 1572.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1548
Date to: Circa AD 1567

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 2.37 g
Diameter: 23.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: real
Ruler/issuer: Joanna and Charles of Spain
Type: Spain: Silver real of and in the name of Joanna and Charles (Clemente and Cayon 3033-3067)
Obverse description: Shield of Léon and Castille with to the left M with an annulet above and L to the right.
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS ET [IOHANA REGE]S
Reverse description: Two crowned pillars on waves (the Pillars of Hercules on the Straits of Gibraltar) with the words PLVS [VLTR] across the centre of the coin and a pellet above.
Reverse inscription: [HISPANIARV]M ET INDIARVM
Initial mark: Cross potent
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Cheriton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6434
Four figure Latitude: 51.10173931
Four figure longitude: -1.08732003
1:25K map: SU6434
1:10K map: SU63SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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