Unknown Medieval Coin 1654?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by VikingCoin, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. VikingCoin

    VikingCoin New Member

    I deal with a lot of late medieval Spanish coins. I came across this with a large lot of Spanish coins. I believe that it is dated 1654, but that could be when the currency was re-valued. It weighs 1 gram and is 18mm in diameter. Let me know if you have any information on this coin. Thank you!

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  3. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    I don't have information specific to this coin other than to say it is quite crudely made if it was in fact minted in the 1650's. I will also add that most historians agree the Medieval era ended by circa 1450-1485.

    If it was minted in 1654 then it was actually minted at the end of the Renaissance...most would in fact consider it to be fairly modern.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020
  4. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Obviously it's king whats-his-name on the obverse and a beautiful view of that one famous place on the reverse.

    But seriously, it looks familiar to me. I'll keep looking. It bugs me because I feel like I should know what it is.
  5. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    To me, the center part looks like it could be a countermark. The reason it looks familiar to me, I think, is that what is visible of the portrait is similar in appearance to the John of Gaunt series of Conder tokens.

    It could just be a coincidence that the crowns are similar.

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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I'm betting the coin in the OP is nowhere near the size of a halfpenny Conder token.
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