Foreign Coin Feature : Spain

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Foreign Coin Feature : Spain

Post by Dave8472 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:52 am

For today’s feature we have Spain, like other European countries they were exploring far and wide, I have a few coins from the same site as the other foreign ones, but my favourite one is a Liard of the Spanish controlled Netherlands. Charles II of Spain (1665-1700 AD). It dates somewhere between 1692 and 1695, so a nice early copper alloy coin. I’m still looking for a Spanish Cob !!!!

Most were found in Kent and even the London ones are postal Kent (PAS = Greater London) as that's where I mainly detect. A few notes on the coins and video. All the 'copper alloy' ones are colour photoshopped in order to harmonise the colour variations in photography so they are not all brown in real life. The nickel and silver coins are also 'grey scaled'. The sizes are also scaled but there is nothing unusual in any of them that need explaining ::g. The use of YouTube was just a simple way of displaying them for the forum with the sizing and quantity limits etc, as I don't like linking off to hosting sites. I don't do YouTube so nothing to subscribe to :)) It’s just a video dumping ground for me :-O It is best viewed within the forum as it is only low resolution. If you spot any dating errors on the spreadsheet timeline please let me know !

Please feel free to add any Spanish (ONLY) coin finds to my post, always interested to see others ::g

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/spain-1.html

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Re: Foreign Coin Feature : Spain

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Re: Foreign Coin Feature : Spain

Post by Dave8472 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm

Incognito wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Seems closer to

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces791.html

?
Yep that’s the ones, I’ve got three of those, all in very poor condition, they did take me a while to ID those 👍

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Post by Incognito » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm

Dave8472 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Incognito wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Seems closer to

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces791.html

?
Yep that’s the ones, I’ve got three of those, all in very poor condition, they did take me a while to ID those 👍

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I thought you were saying that was a Liard :D . It's funny you find so many foreign coins in UK, maybe there is a coin magnet there ? On the continent I rarely if ever find older coins from other countries than the one I am detecting in, there must be some somewhere though, maybe border areas more ? Littleboot said she has some English coins, so maybe there was more exchange in the north of france.

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Re: Foreign Coin Feature : Spain

Post by Dave8472 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:28 pm

The Liard was this one I recorded ::g

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/811511

I find lots of coins on most of my sites, just to put in to context on one site I have found 482 coins of which 27 were non UK coins

These are in busy towns rather than rural areas, so lots of activity

Altogether I have 2791 of which 92 are foreign, that's excluding Jetons

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Re: Foreign Coin Feature : Spain

Post by Dave8472 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:04 pm

I nice addition to my foreign coins this morning on pasture ::g

A Spanish Provisional Government 1 Peseta, dated 1870 made of 0.835 Silver, 23mm Dia.

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Re: Foreign Coin Feature : Spain

Post by Blackadder43 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:06 pm

Wow, you certainly find your share of foreign coins
I think in my lifetime i have probably found about half a dozen
Well done fella
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