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Unique ID: IOW-E4F7AE
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
An incomplete Spanish post-Medieval copper-alloy eight maravedis 'resellado' of Philip III (1598-1621) or Philip IV (1621-1665).
Obverse: [ ]; Crowned shield bearing castle; 'VIII' to right.
Reverse: [ ]; Crowned shield bearing a lion.
Length: 22.6mm; width: 18.5mm. Weight: 3.23g. DA=12:6.
These coins 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 coinage was re-valued and consequently these are often countermarked. The flans are usually, as on this example, an irregular shape.
Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 22.6 mm
Width: 18.5 mm
Weight: 3.23 g
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th December 2019 - Sunday 8th December 2019
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Other reference: IOW2019-1-305
Denomination: 8 maravedis
Ruler/issuer: Phillip III of Spain
Type: Spain: copper 8 maravedis resellado of Phillip III (Clemente and Cayon 4322-4329)
Obverse description: Crowned shield bearing castle; 'VIII' to right
Obverse inscription: [ ]
Reverse description: Crowned shield bearing a lion
Reverse inscription: [ ]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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