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Offline WillieBoyd2

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Can anyone read the inscription on this coin?



Portugal Ceitil Alphonso V 1438-1481 (Alfonso V)
Very thin copper coin 20mm, 1.70gm
A ceitil was 1/6 of a real.

Ceitils are common and have many different inscriptions.

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Re: Portugal Ceitil Alphonso V - Can anyone read the inscription?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 12:16:31 PM »
Towers with square battlements, P to right, so I think this is Gomes A5 11.02.

I see Gothic lettering. On the obverse, I read •ALFONSVS•DEI GRACIE* RE and on the reverse +RX PORTVGALIE ALGA. Your reading may vary ;)

*or GRACIA

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Re: Portugal Ceitil Alphonso V - Can anyone read the inscription?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 06:41:39 PM »
There are countless ways in the legend in this type of currency.
It may be:

ALFONSVS REX PORT
DOMINVS CEPTA

King Afonso of Portugal and Lord of Ceuta

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Re: Portugal Ceitil Alphonso V - Can anyone read the inscription?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 10:56:02 AM »
DEI GRATIA REX
means "the King, given by God" :)
this is the common type of the legend model on the coins of Middle age and the New Time
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