IOW-E4F7AE: Post-Medieval Coin: Eight Maravedis of Philip III or Philip IV of Spain

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-E4F7AE

Object type certainty: Certain
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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.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1598
Date to: Circa AD 1665

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.6 mm
Width: 18.5 mm
Weight: 3.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th December 2019 - Sunday 8th December 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-305

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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