1743 Coin

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by BeastyPops, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. BeastyPops

    BeastyPops New Member

    I have a coin that was passed down to me and it’s super interesting. I have been able to find versions of it but none else like it. Does anyone have any idea about this coin?

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  3. cpm9ball

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    Welcome to the neighborhood!

    Your medal is dated 1644.

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  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    How do you get that date, Chris?
  5. cpm9ball

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    M D C X L I I I I

    M = 1000
    D = 500
    C = 100
    X L = 40
    I I I I = 4
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    That's what I thought. But, the Roman numeral for 4 is IV.
  8. cpm9ball

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    If you collect medals, you will find some medallists who do not follow the rules for Roman Numerals. Below is one that uses XXXXI for 41 instead of XLI.
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Thanks, Chris. Well, I'm in my upper 70's and learned something new. What a deal.
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  10. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    The IV or IX, etc. is a modern interpretation, and technically not correct. IIII is 5, VIIII is 9, etc.
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Thanks. So, you say IIII is 5? Or was that a typo? Good thing I don't have to work with coins dated BC. I'd really be lost.
  12. cpm9ball

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    Interesting! Do you know what the earliest "year charts" looked like and when they were first recorded?

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  13. cpm9ball

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    It was probably a typo.

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  14. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    When my wife and I went to a 12 week Citizens Police Academy we were in Class Number 4. We were given hats and shirts with the class number. They were in Roman numerals and said IIII. We all had a laugh. Perhaps the Sheriff knew what he was doing.
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  15. cpm9ball

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    "Advanced Police Training" - Class Number IIIIIIII

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  16. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    No, but older clocks use the original Roman system. Subtracting (IV, IX) wasn't in the system - only adding.
  17. cpm9ball

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    The clock was invented in the 14th century.

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  19. goombanj

    goombanj Member

    Speaking of IV; Did ancient Roman doctors refer to IVs as 4's?
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  20. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    IMG_9255.JPG IMG_9256.JPG The Roman numerals can be confusing. I bought this inexpensive Henry IIII double tournois on ebay only to realize when it arrived it is a Henri III. I got shorted one Henry! It was still useful in my World History class studying French history and the War of the Three Henrys.

    My students once asked, "Do we only study units you have coins for?" I said, "No, but, knowing what units we will study, I try to find coins that illustrate them." To which a very perceptive student replied, "So, you just use us as an excuse to buy more coins!" Guilty.

    By the way, can anyone give more information on the OP's original question?
  21. KarlB

    KarlB Active Member

    The Spanish Empire used IIII for Carolus the 4th...

    The first time I saw this, I was a bit confused. Screenshot_20190919-120845.jpg
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