Gold Coin - 2 Escudos - Seville Mint

Denomination: 2 Escudo 
Date: Not Visible
Mint: Seville, Spain
Diameter: 21.5 mm
Weight: 6.77 grams 
Artifact Number: Seville-2

Description: Partial bold Cross-and-Tressure visible, off-center strike. Bold crowned shield with prominent mintmark, Assayer not visible. Some soft strike areas across lower left quadrant of the field. 

"While exceedingly scarce relative to the collection as a whole, among Old World coins on the 1622 Terre Firme fleet shipwrecks, those from Seville have the greatest representation- which is not surprising as the port of Seville was the hub for all commerce to and from the "Indies."' - Tedesco, C. "Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha & the Santa Margarita," p. 25, 2010. 

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