D. João III, Real Português (XXXX Reais), Lisboa . 1538.

Started by Luis Cozeto, January 05, 2023, 10:32:47 AM

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Great piece!! When it's about the XVI or XVII centuries, that's how i like coins: darkened silver, medium size module and an strong striking. Most details are readable. I like it a lot.

Numista #97708 if i'm not wrong.


I don't think it is Ag 68.2. Major differences are that 68.2 has (obverse) an I without dots and it is of equal size as the O as well as (reverse) no marks between the arms of the cross, no dots above the cross and a normal N in IN.

I would say it is AG 64 (note the retrogade N in IN). The only difference with the coin pictured in Gomes is the three dots above the I. Gomes does not specify "Sigla diferente", but the monogram on your coin fits variant H in every detail, so my choice would be AG 64.2.

A very attractive coin of a ruler who established the inquisition, persecuted jews and promoted science. People can be so complicated.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.