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    • Denomination:Chinfrão
    • Ruler:Afonso V of Portugal
    • Broad period:MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: LVPL-9DA9F4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete medieval Portugeuse silver chinfrão (half-real) of Alfonso V of Portugal dating to 1438 to 1481. Less than one half of the coin survives. Obverse: Letter A crowned, with pellet within a circle to either side and letter D below. Legend: [ALFOИQ :] QIИTIS [: REGIS] Reverse: Arms of Portugal: Five shields, four arranged centrifugally around a central one, each containing five pellets. Legend: [...] DИO [...] Barrie Cook (Curator of Medieval and Early Modern Coinage at the British Museum) comments on Treasure case 2010 T84 (DUR-F70208) that these coins may have …
Created on: Tuesday 22nd March 2022
Last updated: Monday 11th April 2022
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Record ID: LANCUM-64C8B8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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An incomplete, slightly chipped, clipped, and cracked, medieval silver hammered chinfrão, or half reale grosso, of King Afonso V of Portugal (AD 1438-1481). Uncertain mint. Obverse: Crowned letter 'A' with an initial beneath it, possibly an 'L'. Pellets either side. Obverse inscription: Possibly 'ALFONSVS QVINTI REGIS:P' or similar. Reverse: Within a circle the Portgugese coat of arms, the quinas: five eschutcheons crosswise the dexter and sinister ones pointing to the centre, each semée of plates. So, five shields in the shape of a cross, the left and right ones po…
Created on: Friday 11th February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Warton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8C7E92
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a medieval silver chinfrão (half real grosso) of Afonso V of Portugal (1438-81), uncertain mint. The coin survives only as a worn fragment the break across the coin irregular and uneven. Approximately 40% of the coin survives. Obverse: Crowned letter A; Reverse has the arms of Portugal.
Created on: Tuesday 15th June 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 16th June 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ellesmere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-BB8515
Object type: COIN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval silver coin, a chinfrã,of Afonso V of Portugal, (1438-81), Lisbon mint, struck 1472-1484, cf NMGW-F18460, Mec 6, 1005. Clipped. Diameter 18.9mm, Mass 0.97g.
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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