SOM-8E2B84: Portugeuse medieval coin: chinffrao (half-real) of Alfonso V of Portugal

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-8E2B84

Object type certainty: Certain
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Portugeuse medieval silver chinfrão (half-real) of Alfonso V of Portugal dating to 1438 to 1481.

Such coins are not uncommon finds in Britain and may have circulated here.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1438
Date to: Exactly AD 1481

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018597

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Chinfrão
Obverse description: Letter A crowned, with pellet within a circle to either side and letter D below
Obverse inscription: ALFOИQ : QIИTIS : REGIS
Reverse description: Arms of portugal: Five shields, four arranged centrifugally around a central one, each containing five pellets.
Reverse inscription: [AIV]TORIVM : DИS : QV I: [FEC]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Cullompton CP

Spatial coordinates


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

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Audit data

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

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