Seville Mint - Ferdinand and Isabela - 4 Reales

Denomination: 4 Reales
Date: Not Visible. 
Mint: Seville, Spain
Weight:  13.56 grams
Artifact Number: COB-1309

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. Gothic "D" on Reverse. Legends ending in ELISAB and CASTELE L. 

"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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