BH-7A498C: A gilded copper-alloy contemporary copy of a Joanna, Queen of Castile and Aragon, and Charles V (Charles I of Spain) (AD.1516 - AD 1558) gold escudo-double principat-double ducado.

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-7A498C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval gilded copper-alloy contemporary copy of a Joanna (Queen of Castile and Aragon) and Charles V (1506-16) gold escudo struck after the death of Joanna when Charles became Charles I of Spain (1516-1558). Although a copy, the coin appears to be based on the gold escudo from the mint at Seville (with an S to the right of the shield on the obverse) of a type minted in 1535 (Clemente and Cayon 3147-8). Ref: Clemente and Cayon 2005: 473-4.

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 1516
Date to: Circa AD 1558

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.16 g
Diameter: 21.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th February 2018 - Saturday 24th February 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: escudo-double principat-double ducado
Ruler/issuer: Joanna and Charles of Spain
Type: Spain: Gold escudo - double principat - double ducado of Joanna and Charles (Clemente and Cayon 3135-3163)
Obverse description: Crowned Arms of Castile
Obverse inscription: [...]O[...]A ET [...]AR[...]
Reverse description: Cross pattée within a four-arched tressure, fleur on each cusp.
Reverse inscription: HISPAN[...]GES : SI[...]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Barkway (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3834
Four figure Latitude: 51.98731929
Four figure longitude: 0.0082427
1:25K map: TL3834
1:10K map: TL33SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Cayon, A.C. and J. Clemente 2005 Las Monedas Espanolas Madrid Cayon-Jano S.L.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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