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Record ID: KENT-A1390E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete but worn post-Medieval colonial Spanish silver 1-real 'cob' piece of Philip II (1556-1598) to Philip V (1747) minted at Mexico between c.1609-1729 with '9' just visible in obverse legend. Unknown Assayer. Mintmark oM in two lines. Measurements: 39.6mm in diameter, 6mm thick on flan edge; 2.6mm thick at centre and 25.68g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 10th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 11th March 2022
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Record ID: LVPL-99C93A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A lead / lead alloy contemporary copy of a silver Spanish American 8 Reales ("dollar") of Ferdinand VI of Spain (1746-1759). The coin is very worn. Obverse: Crowned arms shield flanked by the initials MF (left) and the value 8 (right). Legend: [FERDND·VI·D·G·H]ISPAN·ET IND·REX Reverse: Crowned hemispheres flanked by crowned pillars over water. Legend: [VTRAQUE VNUM] date below DENO-BBE206 notes: "Between 1751 and 1816, very few silver coins were minted in Britain due to the financial effects of fighting foreign wars. There was a lack of silver available for minting coin…
Created on: Friday 15th October 2021
Last updated: Friday 22nd October 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Darnhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-0ADB3E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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A silver-plated copper alloy contemporary copy of a counterstamped Spanish Colonial (Mexico) 8 Reales coin (Dollar) of Carlos IV (1788-1808). Obverse: Bust of Charles IV right in classical robes,Obverse inscription: CAROLUS · IV · DEI · GRATIA · 1791. Reverse: The arms of Spain, crowned, flanked by the Pillars of Hercules, with a scroll over the pillars bearing the legend PLVS VLTRA. Reverse inscription HISPAN · ET IND · REX · Mo · 8R · F · M ·. The Mo is a monogram denoting the Mexico City mint. The coin bears an oval counterstamp of George III on the obverse, as well as a…
Created on: Monday 21st June 2021
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2021
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Record ID: NMGW-3F3277
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Swansea
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A silver post-medieval 8 reales coin of Phillip II to Charles II of Spain, shield type, minted in Mexico 1572-1700.
Created on: Tuesday 17th November 2020
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2022
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Record ID: SUR-379EF2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A contemporary copy of a late 18th century counterstamped silver Spanish colonial (Mexican) 8 Reales (dollar) coin of Charles / Carlos IV (1788-1808). Obverse: Charles IV bust in classic robes, CAROLUS · IIII · DEI · GRATIA · 1792. Reverse: arms of Spain, HISPAN · ET IND · REX · M · 8R · F · M ·. Minted in Mexico City. The coin has an oval counterstamp on the obverse featuring a bust of George III. The presence of green copper corrosion, flaking silver plating and bright copper in damaged areas suggest that this is a silver plated contemporary forgery. As Spink 3765A.
Created on: Wednesday 24th June 2020
Last updated: Sunday 28th June 2020
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Record ID: SOM-0708B9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval silver plated copper alloy counterfeit 8 reales of Charles IV of Spain, dated on the coin to 1794 and probably produced in the 1790s or ealy 1800's. Possibly an example of a 'Birmingham' forgery although the date is not in initial lists produced of these forgeries and it may be a later plated forgery made in Birmingham or elsewhere. The Birmingham forgeries are a very narrowly defined class of counterfeits produced with the possible "assistance" of the English Government beginning in 1796. They were initially made as part of a failed wartime attempt to destabilize the…
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: IOW-EA667E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and misshapen 8-reales piece of Philip IV of Spain (1621-1665), minted at Potosi, Bolivia and dated 1664 on coin. Obverse: [ ], Cross potent with lions alternating with castles in opposite quarters. Reverse: [ ], Two crowned pillars rising from waves, with crown above, inscription in three lines across field. Length: 39.9mm; width: 28.0mm. Weight: 22.46g. Assayer E = Antonio de Ergueta (the E is visible top r on rev. and perhaps centre-right on obverse; and the date '64' bottom centre of rev.).
Created on: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-D28EEC
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval Spanish colonial silver 8-reales of Philip V of Mexico, dated 1739 on the coin. Struck at Mexico city. Assayer: Manuel de León - Francisco de la Peña y Flores. The coin has a floral edge. Obverse: Crowned arms, M/F at left, 8 at right; *PHILIP·V·D·G·HISPAN·ET IND·REX Reverse : Crowned globes flanked by crowned and bannered pillars ('PLVS' and 'VLTR') with royal crowns over water; *VTRAQUE VNUM* , *1739* below, between roses; the mint mark o / M is to left and right. Reference: Krause and Mishler 103.
Created on: Thursday 29th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 30th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-DBCD5C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Silver eight reales 'pillars and waves' type cob of Philip IV (1621-1665) of Spain, dated to 1658 on the obverse. The assayer's letter 'E' to the right of the shield on the obverse and to the top right of the right column on the reverse refers to Antonio de Ergueta, assayer from 1653 to 1678. The 'P' to the top left of the left column refers to the Potosi mint in Bolivia. The reverse central field has two upright pillars with foliate capitals and waves formed by curved lines beneath them. There are two equidistant horizontal lines that cross the pillars forming nine squares. Within…
Created on: Wednesday 24th February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 25th February 2016
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Record ID: SUR-3E7879
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A plated copper alloy copy of an 8 reales coin of Charles III of Spain, dated 1788.
Created on: Sunday 6th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 15th February 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-4D9110
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A heavily clipped and very worn post-medieval silver coin, probably an 8-reales of Spain dating to the 17th century. Mint and ruler unknown. Length: 18mm. Width: 15mm. Weight: 1.17g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th July 2015
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Record ID: GLO-711864
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Silver hammered 8 reale of Phillip II of Spain dated to 1566 to 1588 obverse: crowned shield displaying the royal coat of arms S to left, PHILLIPPNS II DEI GRATIA reverse: long cross with an alternating lion or castle in each angle. [H]IS[PAN]IARVM REX Mint seville
Created on: Thursday 27th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 27th November 2014
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Record ID: NARC-E3B2C8
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A very worn silver 'cob'. Charles II 8 real piece (piece of eight) dated 1669. Mint of Potosi (Bolivia). Reference: Calico et al. (1982, 192; no. 249)
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Thursday 9th April 2015
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Record ID: WMID-DFE6A2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post medieval lead alloy (contemporary) imitation of an 8 Reales of Charles III of Spain (1759-1788), dated 1777. The 'coin' was probably produced as a trial piece for the forgery of these coins. Diameter: 39.6 mm Thickness: 3.1 mm Weight: 28.4 g
Created on: Wednesday 27th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 30th September 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-B9E9CE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval cast lead-alloy imitation of a 8 Reales of Charles III of Spain (1759-88). A casting line is visible around the edge of the coin and the surface is dark grey and pitted. The specific coin copied appears to be an 8 Reales from the Mexico City mint under the assayers Francisco Antonio de la Pena y Flores and Manuel de la Rivera (mint mark M with o above; assayers marks F M). Dated AD 1772.
Created on: Friday 1st August 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Prestbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-7CF805
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A postmedieval lead alloy (possibly pewter) copy of a coin. The coin is a copy of a silver eight reale of Ferdinand VI of Spain (1746 - 1759). The item appears to have been cast rather than struck and is very worn. The last digit of the date is worn, so the coin can be dated to AD 1750, 1756 or 1759.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Friday 25th October 2013
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Record ID: IOW-B8C381
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete ?silver 8-real piece dated 1676 on coin with a Potosi, Bolivia mintmark and assayer: Antonio de Ergueta. Obverse: CAROLVS.I.D.G.HISPANIARVM; Cross potent with a lion and castle in alternate quarters, P at left, E at right and 67 (date) below Reverse: POTOSI.ANO.1676.EL.PERV.; Pillars, 8 above centre, 'PLV/SV/TRA' at centre, date below, amid waves, mintmark P at up left and down right corner, and assayer E at up right and left down corner Diameter: 39.4mm. Weight: 17.22g. DA=12:12. A silver 8-real piece should weigh about 27.0g. Due to its weight and 'soft' appea…
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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