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    • Object type: COIN
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: LVPL-A49EFA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
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A post medieval copper alloy (bronze) coin of Morocco known as a falus dates to between 1672 and 1901, probably 18th to 19th Century. The obverse has the Star of David with a pellet in the centre.The rear of the object is flat and undecorated. The rear of the object bears moulded initials, possibly SE. Dimensions: 17mm in diameter, 1.5mm thick, 2.8g A falus is a cast copper alloy coin, that was issued as the normal form of the low value coinage of Morocco for a large part of the 19th century. The dates on Moroccan coins are Hejira (AH) dates based on the lunar year (354 days) an…
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pickmere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-454467
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Halton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy contemporary copy of a Spanish 8 Reales ("dollar") of Charles IIII of Spain. Obverse: laureate bust right; CAROLUS IIII DEI GRATIA []. Reverse: Spanish arms between two pillars, crown above; HISPAN ET IND REX M 8R F T. This contemporary copy was probably originally silvered in order to deceive.
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Daresbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-998C71
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval gilded lead-alloy contemporary copy of a Spanish 4 reales of Philip II (1556-1598) or Philip III (1598-1621). The addition of the Hapsburg heraldry to the Spanish shield dates the 'coin' to after 1570. It is unclear whether this coin copies a Spanish-minted variety or one minted in the New World, although it may be copying the slightly squashed shape of the 'cob' coins minted in South America. The weight, at 6.8g matches the listed weights for 2 reales rather than 4 reales. The gilding would result in the coin not being an adequate imitation for circulation and woul…
Created on: Wednesday 17th September 2014
Last updated: Thursday 30th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsley', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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